The Randolph Middle School Band Department is proud to announce a RMS PTO Grant award to feature a guest clinician, Mr. Darryl Bott of Rutgers University, to work with all three of our Middle School Bands. On the morning of Wednesday, March 23rd during periods 1, 2, and 3, Mr. Bott will listen to and watch the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands warm up and perform their concert pieces. He will then critique the performance and make suggests to the students and directors to improve. Students will return to class by Pd. 4A. After the students return to class, Mr. Bott will meet with the Directors to further the discussion on improving the program.
The students should wear their Team T-Shirts all day Wednesday, March 23rd. (If they do not yet have this year's team t-shirt yet, they should wear a previous year's Team T-Shirt.) The students will be responsible for any missed work. They should see their Pd. 1, 2, & 3 teachers prior to Wednesday, March 23rd.
Looking forward to next Wednesday!
Read below for Mr. Bott's Biography:
Darryl J. Bott is currently the associate director of the wind studies program at the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. He has received the New Jersey Music Educators Association Distinguished Service Award. His duties include conducting the Symphony Band and teaching courses in music education including graduate and undergraduate instrumental conducting. Since 2005, Bott has established programs such as a regional Concert Band Festival and the Mason Gross "Artist in Residence" series featuring guest artists such as Frank Battisti, Eugene Corporon, H. Robert Reynolds, Edward Lisk, Mallory Thompson, and Dennis Fisher.
A 30-year teaching veteran of the public schools in the State of New Jersey, Bott served the last 17 years as director of bands at Roxbury High School and district lead teacher for performing arts before accepting the position at Rutgers in 2005.