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Jason Steele

Jason Steele

Teaching Band in the Small School

Clinic Synopsis:

The clinic will deal with the challenges and rewards that small school band directors face. In it I will describe various techniques for teaching all levels of students every day, and discuss the benchmarks that need to be set to give the students a proper educational experience. I will also cover various materials used in the education of each grade level. The importance of the band director and the band program in the community will also be discussed.

Jason Steele - Biographical Information

Jason Steele was born in Longview Texas in 1976. He graduated from UT Tyler in 1999 and began teaching in the summer of 1999. He was on assistant in New Diana ISD for 2 years then was the head director for the 2001-2002 school year. He led them to their 14th consecutive "Sweepstakes" award and to the UIL Texas State Marching Contest. He then began teaching at Pittsburg ISD where he spent the next 6 years. Under his direction the Pittsburg Band earned UIL "Sweepstakes" awards every year. They appeared at the UIL State Marching contest twice and was the only military style band represented there in 2006. In 2006 Mr. Steele was named as the Phi Beta Mu Outstanding Young Bandmaster for the state of Texas, and was also named the 2005 Camp County Educator of the Year. Mr. Steele is married to his wife of 8 years D'Anne and they have two children Jordan and Travis.