Darren Johnson, Band

Professional Biography

  • Teacher - North Thurston Public Schools 1996 - present
    Teacher of the Year - Chinook Music Educators Association 2018
    Oregon Band Directors Association - 6A Certified Adjudicator 2011-2015, 2016-2020
    Educator of Excellence - Washington State University 2006
    Teacher of the Year - North Thurston High School 2005, 1999
    Best of Western Washington - Best Teacher - King5 Evening Magazine 2003
    Master of Music - University of Arizona 1995
    Bachelor of Music - Washington State University 1992
    Composition Studies - Charles Argersinger, Daniel Asia, William Penn, Greg Yasinitsky
    Conducting Studies/Clinics - Eugene Corporon, Dennis Fisher, Michael Haithcock, David Holsinger, Keating Johnson, Gillian MacKay, Sarah McKoin, Allan McMurray, Gerard Morris, H. James Schoepflin, Jack Stamp, Robert Taylor, Mallory Thompson
    Clarinet Studies - Jerry Kirkbride, H. James Schoepflin
    Publications - More Than Just Minutes: Using Practice Charts as Tools for Learning, Music Educators Journal 2009

Schedule

    • Jazz Band - period 0 (7:30-8:15 T, Th during remote learning)
    • Symphonic Band - period 1 (8:55-9:40 M, W during remote learning)
    • Concert Band - period 2 (9:50-10:35 M, W during remote learning)
    • Ninth Grade Band - period 4 (8:55-9:40 T, Th during remote learning)
    • Office Hours (1:00-2:00 M, T, W, Th, F during remote learning)
    • South Bay Elementary 5th Grade Band (2:00-3:00 M, T, W, Th during remote learning)
Last Modified on September 9, 2020