Things I know about the profession

  1. Professionalism and integrity matter in all things.
  2. If one wants to be successful, one must pay the price.
  3. Another person’s success is not my failure.
  4. The pursuit of knowledge is the most important thing on earth.
  5. Everyone doesn’t work or put in the time that they should to meet students’ needs.
  6. Regardless of individual competencies, schools must have teachers, good or bad.
  7. Having children will change one’s approach to teaching.
  8. Most states don’t pay the price for outstanding education—your state is no exception.
  9. There is an entire world outside of your band room.
  10. What we do in the band profession is important!