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Programs & Events
Small Ensembles: Saxophone Ensemble
Rehearsals: Mondays @ 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM | Waynesburg Central High School Band Room Instructor: Mr. Bob Springer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Participation in the Saxophone Ensemble is open to any middle school and high school band student, particularly saxophone players looking to improve their sound, technique, and overall success on their instrument! The group is comprised of students who play many of the instruments of the saxophone family, including the Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, and Baritone Saxophone.
The Saxophone Ensemble has performed at the Greene County CTC Holiday Luncheon, Waynesburg University post-concert reception, and GCMEA Small Ensembles Concerts.
While small ensemble information will usually be sent out to participating parents and students through email, sometimes things come up or change at the last minute, making it necessary for parents and students to receive this new information quickly. For this reason, Remind classes have been set up for each of our small ensembles. By signing up for Remind messages through the app, text message, or email, you will be able to receive quick notifications from your small ensembles instructor(s) with important reminders, when practices are canceled or rescheduled due to conflicts or weather, etc. No phone numbers or email addresses are ever exchanged or visible to the instructors or other parents and students. Click on the button bellow for information on how to sign up for Saxophone Ensemble Remind messages.
Mr. Bob Springer is a music educator in the Southeastern Greene School District serving as the Band Director and Choir Director as well as teaching piano, guitar, History of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Film History. In his 18 years with the district, he has also taught K-6 General Music and Chorus at Bobtown Elementary and Elementary Band. He is a 1994 graduate of Hempfield Area High School where he played saxophone in the marching band, jazz band, and concert band under Dr. Roderick Booker. In 1999, he graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Music Education, majoring in saxophone and with a minor in piano. While a member of the IUP marching band, he served as drill instructor, saxophone section leader, and Commanding Officer and had the opportunity to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1996. As a member of the music fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, he served as Vice President and President. He had the opportunity to study with many great professors, including Dr. Jack Stamp (Director of Bands), Dr. Charles Cassavant (Marching Band Director and Phi Mu Alpha sponsor), and Dr. Keith Young (Saxophone Professor). Beginning in 1999, he student taught at the Southmoreland School District and remained on the marching band staff as woodwind instructor or assistant director through the 2015 season. He has played saxophone with the Scottdale Community Band, Wally Gingers Orchestra, Seton Hill Symphonic Band, and for several musicals. He also has played bass guitar with an acoustic guitarist and in musicals. In his spare time, he enjoys running, biking, and backpacking. He lives in Moundsville, WV with his wife Brittany and their son Jackson and daughter Emery.