The 5-12 band teacher was interviewed by our very own Julia Grimm.
What inspired you to be a band teacher?
I had a great high school band teacher, and I’ve always loved music.
How do you handle your crazy band students?
I try to keep a sense of humor.
Rate strawberry poptarts 1-10, 1 being the worse and 10 being the best.
I’d say a 7.5
Is coke your favorite drink?
I’d say ice coffee is.
JG How many instruments do you play?
I play all of the primary instruments. But I don’t play them all well, just enough to get students started. I would’t make anyone pay to hear me play the saxophone.
Do you wish there were piano and string instruments in the band too?
No. But only because piano and string instruments aren’t band instruments. But, it would be nice to have kids have the opportunity to play piano and string instruments if they wanted to.
Do you think this interview went well?
Yes, Julia, it was a pleasure talking to you!
—Julia Grimm October 26, 2014