HEAD BAND DIRECTOR, HS (S836)
Cobb County School District (learn more)
DIVISION: Leadership & Learning
DEPARTMENT: Leadership & Learning
SALARY SCHEDULE: Music Supplement
REPORTS TO: Principal
WORK DAYS: N/A
JOB CODE: S836
PRIMARY FUNCTION: To provide musical instruction for students and to present them in performance as part of that instruction.
Educational Level: Bachelor Degree
Certification/License Required: Valid Georgia Teaching Certificate
Physical Activities: Routine physical activities that are required to fulfill job responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Written and oral communication; instructional strategies that connect the curriculum to the learners, student management
The Board of Education and the Superintendent may accept alternatives to some of the
Demonstrates prompt and regular attendance.
Instructs all students on their instruments at their level and to ensure each student’s progress by as much individualization as possible.
Presents concerts or programs as directed by the instructional needs of the students and the valid expectations of the community; selects music for performance which will further the student’s musical techniques, understanding and appreciation; encourages and assists worthy students in ensembles, solos, and preparation for auditions such as GHP, Honor Band, all state groups, and music scholarships; prepares at least one band for the High School Band Large Group Performance Evaluation each year.
Recruits or assists in recruiting an adequate number of new students in proper wind and percussion instrumentation into the band program to ensure its existence and to make continued improvement possible.
Spends a minimum average of 7 1/2 hours per week beyond the hours required of non-supplemented teacher in instructional (including performance) activities with band students or in county-wide meetings and events.
Assists in the music program at schools other than the one of primary responsibility as directed.
Fulfills all responsibilities of paper work such as inventory, purchase orders, instrument check-out forms, report cards, attendance, uniform records, music, library records, and rosters; meets other responsibilities, including presentation of performances, as may be directed by the administration.
Prepares or obtains music and drill charts for marching band prior to beginning of rehearsals for fall; begins rehearsals for fall no later than one week prior to pre-planning; rehearses marching band shows to presentable level.
Provides leadership to the booster club for the enhancement of the program.
Accompanies and is responsible for the band’s performance on the field and in the stands at all the school’s football games; plans, accompanies and is responsible for the band on trips to marching and concert performances; is responsible for the preparation and performance of the marching band auxiliary units; accompanies and is responsible for the band’s performance at approved civic functions such as parades, dedications, and other ceremonies.
Approves design and coordinates purchases of uniforms.
Meets expectations according to the regular high school teacher job description.
Maintains prompt and professional communication with parents.
Performs other duties as assigned by appropriate administrator.
Estimated Start Date 08/01/2018
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