Band Teacher

  • Barnwell County Consolidated School District 48
  • Jan 23, 2023
High School Other

Job Description


Create a classroom environment of respect and rapport that fosters a positive climate for learning, equity, and excellence.



  • Direct and supervise all school band performances, concert band, jazz band, soloists, and small ensembles.
  • Establish performance requirements, and enforce academic requirements.
  • Promote student learning by providing responsive instruction that makes use of effective communication techniques, instructional strategies that actively engage students in the learning process, and timely, high-qualify feedback.
  • Understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry and structures of the discipline, making subject matter meaningful to students.
  • Plans a balanced music program and organizes daily class time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time
  • Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including tradition and contemporary that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of pupils.
  • Controls the storage and use of school owned property; makes minor adjustments and requests repairs to instruments as required.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of students’ behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment during practice, group rehearsals and musical performances.
  • Evaluates each student’s musical growth and performance, assessing each individual’s contribution to the performance of the group.
  • Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service education provided by the district and in self-selected professional growth activities related to music.
  • Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
  • Implement a variety of effective instructional strategies consistent with lesson objectives.
  • Diagnose and evaluates student abilities and progress in a timely and consistent manner.
  • Monitor student progress and adjust instruction accordingly.
  • Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students.
  • Create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
  • Effectively implement district initiatives.
  • Effectively collaborate with department and grade level teachers.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.



Master’s degree preferred or Bachelor’s degree in the area of discipline. Must have a current teaching certificate in the area of the position of which applied. The candidate should have previous teaching experience in music/band.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals for parents or students. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, administration, and the general public.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations while teaching.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Knowledge of the policies, procedures and activities of the school district which pertain to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position. Knowledge of diagnostic procedures for students. Knowledge of counseling techniques. Knowledge and ability to implement de-escalation techniques. Knowledge of safe practice in classroom and during musical activities.



Ability to work and communicate effectively with individuals and groups from a wide variety of educational and cultural backgrounds. Strong organizational skills. Ability to operate general office equipment in the performance of daily activities. Ability to plan, organize and prioritize daily activities. Ability to provide training, instruction and guidance to staff and students. Ability to respond to any situation related to the responsibilities of the job on a twenty-four hour a day/seven days a week basis. Ability to counsel students in adjustment, disciplinary, and academic problems. Ability to select and evaluate instructional methods and materials. Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment in resolving problems. Ability to monitor and observe student behavior according to approved policies and procedures. Ability to develop rapport and interact effectively with students. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Ability to handle emotionally charged situations. Ability to interact and collaborate with staff, students and families in a professional manner. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to work effectively, cooperatively and respectively with staff, parents and community members regardless of race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity/national origin, religion, marital status, age, socio-economic status or disability.



Conducts duties primarily indoors during the school day, with little to no significant exposure to environmental conditions. Requires ability to work under a degree of stress related to duties that require tight deadlines and working with students. Requires to work outdoors for field practices or during supervision of sectional practices as students group by percussion, woodwinds, brass, etc.. Supervision is a must.



Physical demands are restricted to work requiring occasional lifting/moving of items weighting up to fifty pounds. Occasional local travel is required; no overnight travel is required, but may occur. Job requires the operation of general office equipment.



The terms of employment detailed in this job description are based on employment during an entire school year. Conditions of employment are adjusted for all employees or individuals who are hired for less than an entire school year.



Performance of this job will be evaluated annually according to Board Policy.




The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


Barnwell County Consolidated School District


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