Photo: Donnieta Ray
Q: What class do you teach?
A: Instrumental Music Classes (Band)
Q: How long have you’ve been teaching?
A: Twelve-ish years
Q: Have you always taught in Ada? If not at what schools have you taught?
A: My first teaching job out of college was at Ardmore for six years. Then I had an opportunity to teach at Byng for three years. Then I was hired as an Assistant Band Director for Ada, and I have taught here for ten years.
Q: Where did you go to high school?
A: Ada High
Q: Where did you attend college?
A: Oklahoma University
Q:What did you major in?
A: I graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree.
Q: Were you in the Oklahoma University Band? If so, what did you play?
A: Yes, I played the Trombone for the OU band.
Q:Why did you want to work in Ada?
A: I graduated from Ada, and Ada has always had a great band program.
Q:What does a band director do?
A: We teach the beginners the basics of playing an instrument and progress from there.
Q:How is the band doing this year?
A: We’re off to a great start this year. Band camp was great and our competition show “West Side Story” is well underway this year.