Our New Assistant Director for the Band Department is here, and he’s ready to give us a beat!

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Over the summer there were many new teachers who came into our school, including our new Assistant Band Director, Mr. Buckalew.

Mr. Buckalew is from Eaton, Ohio. He has been married to his wife for 8 years. He has a 3 year old daughter named Audrey and a 2 year old son named Dean. He now lives in Greenfield, Indiana. He went to school at Eastern Kentucky University for music education. When asked why he chose to teach music he responded, “It was my favorite class in high school, and it just made since that I wanted to do music all day long.”

The first instrument he learned was the snare drum, and his favorite instrument to play is a drum set. He has taught music for 10 years. His favorite part about teaching music is “working with the kids and building relationships with them, and having fun with them.”

His teaching philosophy is “Build relationships first, because the kids don’t respect you and appreciate you if you don’t.” He became interested in NCHS when he came for All-Region Band and saw the leadership of the band.

In the interview we threw in some random questions to get to know our new Assistant Band Director better.

Q: What is your favorite drink?

A: Chocolate Milk

Q: What is your favorite board game?

A: Candy Land

Q: Cats or Dogs?

A: Cats

Q: Writing or reading?

A: Writing

Q: Would you rather burn alive or drown?

A: Fire

 

Q: What is your spirit animal?

A: Eagle

 

Q: What were you like?

A: Pretty normal, plus a band geek.

 

We are very excited to have Mr. Buckalew here at NCHS and can’t wait to see the change he will make here!

 

Welcome to NCHS Mr. Buckalew!

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