about my job

For future posts, it may be helpful to know what my (short) teaching career has looked like so far.

Year 1

5th- and 6th-grade Band — Two days a week, 25-30 students

7th-10th-grade Band — Two days a week, 13 students


Year 2

5th-grade Band — Every other day, 25 students

6th-grade Band — Every other day, 22 students

7th-10th-grade Band — Daily (!) 14 students


Year 3

5th-grade Band — Every other day, 25 students

6th-grade Band — Every other day, 30 students

7th/8th-grade Band — Daily, 14 students

High School Band — Daily, 17 students


Year 4

5th-grade Band — Every other day, 23 students

6th-grade Band — Every other day, 21 students

7th/8th-grade Band — Daily, 47 students

High School Band — Daily, 20 students

Jazz Band — Once/week, 20 students (extracurricular)


Year 5

5th-grade Band — Every other day, 26 students

6th-grade Band — Every other day, 16 students

7th/8th-grade Band — Daily, 36 students

High School Band — Daily, 25 students

Jazz Band — Once/week, 20 students (extracurricular)


Year 6

5th-grade Band — Every other day, 26 students

6th-grade Band — Every other day, 24 students

7th/8th-grade Band — Daily, 31 students

High School Band — Daily, 39 students

Jazz Band — Twice/week, 20 students (extracurricular)


Year 7

5th-grade Band — Every other day, 25 students

6th-grade Band — Every other day, 22 students

7th/8th/9th-grade Band — Daily, 39 students

High School Band — Daily, 30 students

Jazz Band — Twice/week, 17 students (extracurricular)

Jazz Band (middle school — twice/week for a month, 14 students


Next Year! (projected)

5th-grade — 26

6th-grade — 25

7/8/9 — 41

High School Band — 35

Jazz Band 1 — 16

Jazz Band 2 (middle school) — 14

 5/6 Band, year one

5/6 Band, year one

 older band, year one

older band, year one

 it's pretty clear we don't perform here regularly

it's pretty clear we don't perform here regularly

 early attempt at a percussion ensemble. must have been a non-uniform day.

early attempt at a percussion ensemble. must have been a non-uniform day.

 the first jazz band

the first jazz band

 gym + stage = performance hall?

gym + stage = performance hall?

 band room

band room

 our new performance space with our short band retreat

our new performance space with our short band retreat