About the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
I hold degrees from Birmingham-Southern College (B.A.-Music) and Jacksonville State University (M.M.E.).
I have been teaching Band and Music since 1998.
I joined the Ragland faculty in 2007, and I am the longest serving Band Director in the history of the Ragland Band program.
Beginning Band: Breathing exercises. Bb Scale and Knuckle Buster. Tradition of Excellence book 1 numbers 74-85. Also, practice concert music.
7th Band: Warm-Up 2.0 (long tones, lip slurs, tonguing exercises, scales). Spend time on measure 88 (Db Concert Scale) and measure 96 (F Concert Scale). Check the key signature carefully. Practice concert music.
8-12 Band: Warm-up 2.0 (long tones, lip slurs, tonguing exercises, scales). Take a look at your All-State Scales. The Scale Challenge is still on! Practice concert music.