Welcome to Elementary Band! In Elementary Band we will focus on developing strong foundation skills for instrumental music. As students progress through the band program we will grow from learning how to open our cases to rehearsing and performing multiple-part, full ensemble arrangements. Our biggest goals for band are to firmly establish the critical foundation skills in preparation for junior high and high school band while developing a life-long love for instrumental music.
My name is Adam Strock and I am excited to be your band director this year!
A little bit about me...I've been in education for long time now and I have experience directing band, choir, general music, and musical theater. In addition to my teaching duties, I've also served in the role of department chair as well as various other leadership roles at the campus and district levels. I also have experience in school administration where I oversaw student discipline as well as the supervision, evaluation, and professional development of teachers. While I loved the challenge of school administration, I decided to return to the classroom for a few more years while my children are younger. I one day intend to return to school administration (when my children are much older) and in the mean time I am enjoying my time and having a lot of fun teaching band! In addition to my responsibilities as a band director, I am an adjunct professor for Rio Salado Community College instructing pre-service and post-baccalaureate music education students in the areas of curriculum and instructional design.
My wife and I have two children (a little girl with a heart of gold who is in first grade this fall and a two year old little boy who has made it his mission in life to figure out how to climb on top of and get into everything!). We love to go camping and hiking, working out, watching football, and volunteering with our church.
I am excited for a great year in band! Please reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have. As I teach at multiple campuses, email is the best (and quickest) way to get in touch with me.