Welcome to Elementary Band! In Elementary Band we will focus on developing strong foundation skills for instrumental music. As students progress through the band program we will grow from learning how to open our cases to rehearsing and performing multiple-part, full ensemble arrangements. Our biggest goals for band are to firmly establish the critical foundation skills in preparation for junior high and high school band while developing a life-long love for instrumental music.
My name is Adam Strock and I am very excited to be your band director this year. I have been an educator for ten years and have experience directing elementary and junior high band, general music, elementary and junior high choir, and school administration. I am also on faculty at Rio Salado Community College working with post-baccalaureate students earning their teaching certificates in music education.
My wife is also an educator (Physics faculty at Grand Canyon University and Rio Salado Community College) and together we have two children - a very bright and loving six year old daughter and a very energetic and feisty two year old son! Outside of school we are very active with our church, love to work-out and stay active, watch ASU and Ohio State football, and volunteer in the community!