Welcome to the Willis band program. Our program offers Cadet Band, Symphonic band, Jazz band, Percussion ensemble, and Guitar class. All Willis bands have been awarded high rankings at state band festivals throughout the years. They have been featured as a top ensemble at the Arizona Music Educators conference in 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2012. Their highest achievement was the Jazz bands performance at the Chicago's Midwest Clinic in 2009.
My Education and Professional Background
Mr. John Studzinski received a bachelors' degree in Music Education from Temple University where he studied trombone with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He went on to receive a Master's degree in Trombone Performance from Michigan State University. After receiving his Master's degree, John studio taught, performed, and developed The Marshall School of Music. Since then he has worked as a band director for the past 20 years, this is Mr. Studzinski's 16th year here at Willis.
My Educational Philosophy
. Everyone can learn in the right environment and with perseverance. If we are open to instruction and vulnerability we can achieve great things and journey through many special musical moments.
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