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Date Posted: 2018-06-01
Position Title: Head Band Director
Academic Level: Middle School
District/School/Community: Fort Stockton ISD
Location: Fort Stockton, Texas
Position Description: Fort Stockton is a community of 8300 located in the Trans-Pecos area of West Texas. The District has an enrollment of 2400 students and competes as a class AAAA High School and a CC Middle School. The Middle School band has an approximate enrollment of 365 students in grades 6 through 8. The "Pride of Pantherland" High School Band has 130 students and received UIL Sweepstakes in 2015-2016 and both bands achieved sweepstakes in 2018. Additionally, the middle school bands were awarded first divisions and "Best in Class" at the 2018 Irons Music Festival. The FSISD Band Program utilizes team teaching and has a class schedule that permits every band director to be in all rehearsals.

Fort Stockton loves it's Middle School and High School Bands and needs an energetic director to help it move into the future. Applicants or those needing more information may contact Jay Derington, High School Band Director by phone or email. Also, you may complete the online application on the Fort Stockton ISD website on the link provided.


The district job description is listed as follows:

Job Title: Assistant Band Director

Reports to: Band Director

Primary Purpose: Assists in directing and managing the overall program of instrumental music for the district. Provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular band activities and ensure compliance with all state, University Interscholastic League (UIL), and district requirements. Plan activities to achieve district, region, and state recognition.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

Education/Certification: Valid Texas teaching certificate

Special Knowledge/Skills:
1. Knowledge of overall operation of instrumental music program

2. Ability to manage budget and personnel

3. Knowledge of state and UIL policies governing band

4. Ability to implement policy and procedures

5. Ability to interpret data

6. Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

Experience: Teaching experience preferred but not required.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Program Planning
1. Direct high school instrumental performers, including marching band, concert band, soloists, and ensembles.

2. Establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student's eligibility to participate in band.

3. Provide for band participation at extracurricular events, including concerts, football games, pep rallies, parades, and UIL activities.

4. Arrange transportation, lodging, and meals for out-of-town events.
Comply with federal and state laws, State Board of Education rule, UIL rules, and board policy in the band area.

5. Support band booster club activities.

6. Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to determine program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responds to student needs.

7. Recommend policies to improve program.

Budget and Inventory
1. Ensure that programs are cost-effective and funds are managed wisely.

2. Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs.

3. Coordinate fundraising activities and manage funds.

4. Maintain current inventory of all fixed assets within department.

5. Oversee process of cleaning, repairing, and storing all band equipment.

1. Develop and implement plans for instrumental music program and show written evidence of preparation as required.

2. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences.

3. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.

4. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.

5. Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.

6. Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social, and emotional development of students.

Student Management
1. Apply and enforce student discipline in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.

2. Accompany and supervise students on out-of-town trips.

3. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

1. Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.

2. Maintain professional relationship with colleagues, students, parents, and community members.

Personnel Management
1. Assist with recruitment, selection, training, and supervision.

Working Conditions
Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
Frequent district and occasional statewide travel; prolonged and irregular hours; outdoor and indoor work; exposure to sun, heat, cold, and inclement weather.

Primary Location: District Wide
Salary Range: 41,500 + Stipend - Refer to Salary Schedule / Per Year
Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name: Jay Derington
Title: Band Director
Phone: 432-336-4101
Email: jay.derington@fsisd.net
Position Salary: Depends on Experience - Competitive
Contact Person: John "Jay" Derington - High School Band Director
Contact Phone #: 432-336-4101
Contact Email Address: jay.derington@fsisd.net

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