Band Director

Richland County School District 2
Ridge View High School, Columbia SC
The salary range for this position depends on the degree level and years of experience.
Posted On:
March 21, 2024


Ridge View High School is seeking a dynamic and passionate Band Director to lead our esteemed band program. With a rich history of award-winning performances on both the SC State Marching Band and Concert Performance Assessment levels, we are looking for an individual who is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing our tradition of excellence. While experience in woodwind or Brasswind instruments is preferred, all applicants with a strong musical background are encouraged to apply. **Responsibilities:** 1. **Marching Band:** Lead and direct rehearsals, performances, and competitions for our marching band program. Develop and implement creative and engaging halftime shows and field performances. 2. **Winterguard:** Oversee the Winterguard program, including rehearsals, choreography, and performances. Collaborate with staff and students to create captivating performances for indoor competitions. 3. **Concert Band:** Direct and conduct rehearsals and performances for our concert band ensemble. Select appropriate repertoire and prepare students for Concert Performance Assessment (CPA) competitions. 4. **Symphonic Band:** Lead rehearsals and performances for our symphonic band ensemble. Work closely with students to achieve high levels of musicianship and ensemble cohesion. 5. **Jazz Band:** Organize and direct rehearsals and performances for our jazz band ensemble. Explore various styles of jazz music and provide opportunities for student improvisation and solo performance. 6. **Music Education:** Provide comprehensive music education to students, including instruction in music theory, sight-reading, and ensemble techniques. Foster a supportive and inclusive learning environment that encourages musical growth and development for all students. 7. **Collaboration:** Collaborate with other faculty members, administrators, and community stakeholders to support the overall mission and goals of the school. Work closely with booster organizations and parent volunteers to enhance the band program and support student success. 8. **Professional Development:** Stay current with trends and best practices in music education and ensemble direction. Participate in professional development opportunities to continually improve teaching methods and musical knowledge. If you are passionate about music education and eager to contribute to a thriving band program, we encourage you to apply. Join us in shaping the next generation of musical leaders at Ridge View High School.


**Qualifications:** - Bachelor's degree in Music Education or related field (Master's degree preferred). - Prior experience directing high school bands or similar ensembles. - Proficiency in woodwind or Brasswind instruments preferred. - Strong leadership and communication skills. - Ability to motivate and inspire students to achieve musical excellence. - Commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment for all students. Ridge View High School is committed to providing a supportive and enriching musical experience for our students, and we are excited to welcome a dedicated Band Director to our team.

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