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New Mexico School of Music
Finishing out the school year in style! Save the dates for our final 2021-2022 events:
April 26 and 27 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm SPRING UNIFORM RETURN – All concert and wind symphony band students must return uniforms
April 29, 2022 – APS Gold Bar (Drumline) 7:30 pm Sandia Casino Event Center
May 2, 2022 – Board Meeting 6:30 pm TBD
May 3, 2022 New Parent Night and 2023 Spring Trip informational meeting beginning at 6 pm Sandia Band Room
May 7, 2022 – Band Banquet and Spring Showcase TBD
June 4, 2022 – Restaurant Night – Chipotle (Lousiana and Menaul) 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Please note that dates may be added, deleted or rescheduled. Times on the schedule are call times and locations for band members.
Spring Uniform Return
April 26 and 27 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the band room
Pick your night! All wind symphony and concert band students must return their uniforms on one of our uniform nights. Return should only take about 15 minutes. Uniforms MUST be returned during this event to avoid potential fines.
Students return either a dress and dress bag or a tuxedo jacket, dress shirt, slacks, bow tie, cummerbund and garment bag
Students return their entire black uniform including jacket, bibbers, garment bag and hanger.
We need six student volunteers and six adult volunteers to make this event run quickly and smoothly.**
**Service points will be awarded. This is the last service point opportunity this school year.
Tyler North – Director of Bands
New Mexico Music Educators Association 2021 Educator of the Year
Tyler North is currently the Director of Bands at Sandia High School where he has taught in various capacities for almost 20 years. Presently, Mr. North serves as director of 2 concert ensembles, 1 jazz ensemble and a steel ensemble as well as directing the Matador marching and athletic bands. During his tenure at Sandia High School, these ensembles have consistently garnered first-division ratings at festivals around the state and country. In addition, the Sandia Wind Ensemble was named the NMAA Centennial Band in May of 2012.
Before beginning his career at SHS, Mr. North received his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Fort Hays State University (Hays, KS) and the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM) respectively. In pursuit of his post-secondary degrees, Mr. North has had the honor of working with many fine educators including Lyle Dilley, David Wilborn, Michael Robinson, Eric Rombach-Kendall and Bruce Dalby. Mr. North is also certified in both AP Music Theory and IB Music instruction.
Mr. North is an active member of the New Mexico Music Educators Association, serving as vice-president of bands for the Albuquerque district for 8 years and president for 5 years. Mr. North has also supported the future of music education by working with many student-directors over the years, many of whom have gone on to have wonderful careers of their own.
Mr. North currently resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife, Jean (without whom, the last vestiges of his sanity would have slipped away years ago), his daughters Amara and Avalyn, and his yellow Labrador, Nana (without whom, his clothing would not have its customary coating of yellow dog hair).
Sandia High School Band Room
7801 Candelaria Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Sandia Band Boosters
PO Box 21627
Albuquerque, NM 87154