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Charter school gets new teachers, needs more kids

Mike Bucy is glad Juneau families have a choice. A band teacher at Floyd Dryden Middle school, his wife is homeschooling one of their children while the other is enrolled at the Juneau Community...
Sounds of the Capital City local performers, and the ability to try some instruments in a hands-on exhibit. Thunder Mountain High School band teacher Brian Van Kirk and Juneau Brass and Winds owner Bill Paulick will provide instruments, education and demonstrations...
School concerts cancelled

...We're not paid for putting on any concert outside our school day. We never have been," said Brian VanKirk, the band teacher at Thunder Mountain.Music teachers met during last week's Juneau Education Association general membership meeting...
Saxophone stolen from Juneau middle school silence.Juneau police believe someone stole a tenor saxophone from Floyd Dryden Middle School. The school's band teacher reported the expensive $2,500 Aristocrat instrument as "missing or stolen" last Friday, and it still hasn't...
Juneau Wind Ensemble and TMHS Symphonic Band to perform Saturday

...young and new instrumentalists an opportunity to perform with the some of the best instrumentalists in Juneau. TMHS band teacher, Brian Van Kirk, plays saxophone in the Juneau Wind Ensemble.Formerly the Juneau Concert Band, the Juneau Wind...
Floyd Dryden students open 'Oliver' at TMHS

...Bart. Kolden's team members in organizing the production are Missouri Smyth, musical director, and Mike Bucy, band teacher at FDMS. Student musicians, led by Smyth in the pit, provide the accompanying score. Smyth said, when she was hired...
Parents concerned Dryden band could be reduced

...and all could be accommodated in one large class. But band teacher Scott Black said he had surveyed the 91 seventh-grade...rests with the principal. In an interview, Black, the band teacher, said Milliron should have taken parent opinion into...
The Juneau Volunteer Marching Band Returns

...students, said band director, sixth-year member and Floyd Dryden Middle School band teacher Scott Black. Black and Juneau-Douglas High School band teacher Ken Guiher have helped recruit players from JDHS. "It's been nice to see," Black...
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JDHS student to play in Marine band

...instruments, many self-taught. She has played the tuba and trombone with various school and community bands. JDHS band teacher Ken Guiher noticed her musical promise at middle school concerts. "She's very determined," he said. "She works...
Student Artist in the Spotlight: Tyler Campbell

...since he was a young boy. He has made the creation of his art a part of his life both in and outside of school." His band teacher, Alexa Sorenson, says: "Tyler has a lot of drive. He works hard on many different projects. I have seen him learn...


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