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About the Band

Director of Bands

monroeWilliam H. Monroe II is currently the Director of Bands at Midland High School and teaches band at several elementary schools in Midland. Mr. Monroe attended Michigan State University where he received his Bachelor of Music Degree. In 1986 he received his Master of Music Education Degree from North Texas State University in Denton, Texas. He has since taken numerous post-graduate classes from Central Michigan University. Prior to his appointment at Midland High, Mr. Monroe taught in the Pennfield Public Schools ¬†outside of Battle Creek, Michigan, the Irving Public Schools in Irving Texas, and the Iowa Park Public School in Iowa Park, Texas. During his undergraduate career, he was a member of the Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band, where he served as Band President in 1980. He has since served as Bass Trombonist with the Wichita Falls, Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Brass Band of Battle Creek. Mr. Monroe has also been an active member of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, holding several district offices over the past thirty years. He has been President and Vice President of the Michigan State University Alumni Band Association and is a member of the American School Band Directors’ Association. Mr. Monroe regularly holds clinics and critiques for band programs throughout the state. Read full bio

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Chris Oconnell
BAND ASSISTANT: Karen Welser

PERCUSSION INSTRUCTOR: Judyth Peterson

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Band Parent Representatives

Karen Fridstrom
Pamela Goddard
Dorothy Marinan
Julie Taylor
488-7176
615-0077
832-7878
430-9947

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