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Band's Success Starts With Kindness, Acceptance, Respect, And Support

Chris Vitale, Director of Bands at Westfield High School, was recently named to the 2022 Yamaha 40 Under 40 list of music educators. In this conversation, he talks about the importance of creating a positive environment for students through kindness, acceptance, respect, and support. We'll also learn more about the marching band's success at Westfield and how the program has grown since Chris joined the faculty in 2011. This conversation was recorded in July 2022.