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Arthur Wright, III

Director of Bands

 

Mr. Wright is a graduate of Charleston Southern University, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education.  While at CSU, Mr. Wright participated in several ensembles, including the CSU Marching Bucs where he was Drum Major for 2 years, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and the pep band.  He served under the direction of Mr. John Watkins, Mr. Patrick Carney and Mr. Sid Haton.  He also studied percussion with Mr. Sean McGrew, Ms. Katy Vogt, and Dr. Andy Harnsberger.  Mr. Wright was a student teacher at Wando High School and Cario Middle School.

This will be Mr. Wright's fourth year at ARC.  He continues to strive for excellence, making the band one of the most improved groups in the area.

Mr. Wright is a member of the Georgia Music Educator's Association (GMEA), National Education Association (NEA), Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

 

Objectives Of the Band Program

  • To teach music by its actual performance
  • To develop performance skills of the various wind and percussion instruments
  • To provide for the musical needs of the school and community
  • To develop discrimination with the regards to the selection of music
  • To acquaint the students with Music Theory/History and how they relate to their time
  • To provide all students with the oppurtunity for worthy use of their time, a means for self expression, and a healthy social experience
  • To develop the ability to function as a responsible member of a group, enhance interaction, and develop Esprit de Corps
  • To foster leadership skills within each student

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Office hours: 7:30 am-2:30 pm
Office location: Bandroom
Office Phone Number: 737-7152 ext 227

 

E-Mail address:

aw3911@yahoo.com