Mr. Bob Green was was born and raised in Chicago Ridge and has lived in the Chicagoland area his entire life. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Concordia University and a Masters Degree in Music Education from VanderCook College of Music. This is his ninth year with Music Education Services and was previously a band director for just over four years. He began playing the piano in third grade, where he immediately recognized his abilities as a musician after quickly memorizing Beethoven's Fur Elise. His primary instrument is the trumpet, but he's able to play nearly every band instrument, including his favorites, the tenor and baritone saxophones and the drums.
Although Mr. Green loves the work of orchestras such as The Chicago Symphony, the Boston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, and the London Symphony, he has a soft spot in his heart for hard rock. "I only really get a chance to listen to music in my car," he says, "so I listen to the hard rock and metal stations. I like all the old 80's music and newer groups like Linkin Park and Dysturbed." His favorite individual pieces of music include "Midway March" by John Williams, "Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis" by Ralph Vaughn Williams, "The Sinfonians" by Clifton Williams, and "Bugler's Holiday" by Leroy Anderson.
Mr. Green believes that music can literally change a person's life by heightening senses and stimulating the mind in infinite ways, and that the potential power of music remains a mystery. He feels that participating in a band teaches responsibility in both individuals and groups by building teamwork, confidence, and a good work ethic. His proudest moment as a teacher came during the final band concert in his role as a band director, where his students and the entire audience gave him a standing ovation, proving to him that he'd been an important part in all of their lives.
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