About Lewis...
Subject / Grade Band, Guitar
Room: 20
Phone: 480-883-5315
Email: Lewis
"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning."
-- Plato

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Welcome to the AJHS Band page. There are four main performance groups at Andersen Junior High School. They are the Cadet Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Band. In addition to these groups, Mr. Lewis teaches a Percussion Ensembles, Beginning Guitar, and Jazz Club. These additional groups are non-performance groups, but are included at times on evening concerts.

My Education and Professional Background

Mr. Scot Lewis has been the director of bands at Andersen Junior High School since 2007. Under his direction, the Concert and Cadet Bands have attended festivals sponsored by Chandler Gilbert Community College and ABODA. The Jazz Band annually attends the Northern Arizona University and Chandler Gilbert Community College Jazz Festivals. Mr. Lewis has also had the opportunity of taking previous bands to The Blue Cross Blue Shield Fiesta Bowl Pageant of Bands. Mr. Scot Lewis earned his BA in Instrumental Music Education from Arizona State University and his MA in Education Administration from University of Phoenix. Prior to directing at AJHS, Mr. Lewis directed bands at Chandler High School ('03-'07), Bogle Junior High School (99'-'03), and Jordan Elementary ('95-'99).

My Educational Philosophy

Music is a science. Music is mathematical. Music is a foreign language. Music is history. Music is physical education. But most of all, Music is art. I believe that each of my students will learn not only about music, but about discipline, team work, manners, trust, dedication, motivation, and more, all of which will help them to become life-long learners and positive role models.

The Choice is Yours!  Why Choose AJHS?

Andersen Junior High School is an A+ school. The staff and administration are top notch and always reaching for higher levels. The school climate and environment are beautiful inside and out. Academics are superior. Students are involved in athletics, clubs, student council, NJHS, and many hours of volunteering. Our Performing Arts Department is well established and continues to perform at festivals throughout Arizona as well as volunteering our talents for the community and other organizations.

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