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Directing Band Across a Wide Spectrum of Socio-Economic Groups. What's Different? What's the Same?

Podcast Episode Summary

In this episode of the After Hours Director Spotlight, Nick Averwater continues his conversation with Randy Box, the Director of Bands at West Memphis High School in West Memphis, Arkansas. Randy talks about the differences, and similarities, between being a band director in an affluent school district versus one with it's share of economic challenges. He also talks about what advice he would give himself if he could go back to 1978 when he started his career in rural Pocahontas, Arkansas. Our conversation with Randy is broken up in to two episodes, and this is part two.


Podcast guest

Randy Box

Randal Box was appointed Director of Bands at West Memphis High School and Supervisor of Bands for the West Memphis School District following his retirement as Director of Bands at Brentwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee in May of 2018. Now in his forty-third year as a band director, he taught in Pocahontas, Arkansas, and Clarksville, Tennessee, before teaching at Brentwood High School for 27 years, and holds degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and Arkansas State University. 

For the rest of Randy's bio, visit his previous episode page, linked here.




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