High School Band Director

City School District of New Rochelle
New Rochelle, NY
Regionally competitive as per bargaining agreement
Posted On:
January 5, 2023


The City School District of New Rochelle seeks a High School Band Director to start in September 2023. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching, be committed to student achievement through the arts, embrace a diverse community, and be excited about bringing an already strong program into the post-pandemic world. Additionally, the successful candidate will promote community through music by participating in school, district, city, and regional events. Reports to: Director of Performing & Visual Arts; HS Principal


Performance Responsibilities:

Plans, develops and carries out a quality program of sequential instruction in winds and percussion for high school band students through lessons and classes in small and large ensemble settings.

Recommends placement of students in the high school band ensembles (currently Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and PAVE small ensembles).

Presents periodic concerts to the school and community featuring wind and percussion students.

Select repertoire that features diverse styles and composers and repertoire aligned with New York State School Music Association standards.

Maintains appropriate records of student achievement for all students assigned to classes in the band program.

Recruits prospective wind and percussion students from our middle schools to enroll in the high school band program.

Collaborates with department colleagues both in the high school as well as middle and elementary schools to maintain and enhance a quality band program.

Communicates with parents/guardians of band students regularly.

Facilitates the students and the director’s participation in county, state, and national programs through WCSMA, NYSSMA, NAfME, and WCALA as appropriate.

Works with building and district administration to develop appropriate achievement goals for students in each band ensemble.

Aligns instruction with the National/State Learning Standards for the Arts.

Collaborates with colleagues within and outside the arts department in New Rochelle High School on school or district initiatives.

Perform such other duties as directed by the Director of Performing & Visual Arts.


Holds New York State Certification in Music

Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Demonstrated knowledge of musical repertoire appropriate for high school band ensembles (small and large)

Understands successful techniques for motivating high school students

Professional performance proficiency on a wind or percussion instrument

Ability to demonstrate a reasonable facility/understanding of the customary performance techniques on the other wind and percussion instruments

Demonstrated computer skills in word processing, spreadsheet, databases, email, and music software programs as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

Sense of humor

Commitment to Social and Emotional Learning strategies and Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework

Superior organizational skills

Excited about supporting student participation in various musical opportunities.

Lifelong learner

How to Apply