Mr. Davis wins Outstanding Young Band Director of the Year for NE Kansas

ONW’s Band Director, Robert Davis, was awarded The Outstanding Young Band Director of the Year for the NE District of KMEA. This award was based on the nominations by other music educators in that district. “The only reason that I would even be eligible for such an honor is because of the great work our students do,” Davis said. The Band program is one of the biggest activities at ONW, but it’s not just an ordinary band class. “Well, it’s a lot of time, and a lot of focus on being as perfect as we can be,” Davis said.  Although band is a big time commitment, Mr. Davis believes there are key factors that make a band program stand out from the rest. “I think when the students have ownership for what their doing, and they care about so sincerely that gives its potential to be the best it can be.” As the band prepares to finish out the 2016 season, Mr. Davis hopes his band will conclude this season as excited as they were the day they came back from their first camp in May.



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