Mr. Booth: director of band

Submitted by tiffanie.miley on Tue, 11/17/2009 - 09:43

Mr. David Booth is the band teacher at Springville Junior High and has been teaching for 14 years at SJHS. “I’ve always been drawn to all kinds of music, rock, jazz, R&B,” said Mr. Booth. According to Mr. Booth, his high school wrestling coach and math teacher, Mr. Hilderman, was a big influence on him becoming a teacher.

The band students love band. Paige Smith, an eighth grader at SJHS, said, “I like how I get to express myself through music; Mr. Booth is a great teacher!” When people think of band they usually think of music. The band members play many different kinds of music like rock, Christmas, jazz, classical and much more.

If  a person wants to be a band teacher they would have to be able to play many instruments. Mr. Booth plays all the instruments in band; he has played brass longer than the others. Mr. Booth said, “My mom tells me that when she was pregnant with me, she used to rock in a rocking chair listening to the Beatles, and I would kick her stomach along with the music!”

Mr. Booth believes in hard work, however, he enjoys a good laugh every once in a while.  He loves teaching at Springville Junior High, and he looks forward to many years to come. He says the students at Springville Junior are the best!!!

Sarah Jensen, SJHS Staff Writer