Welcome to middle school band!
Supplies needed for class:
7th and 8th graders need the 3D Band Book.
General instrument supplies (reeds, valve oil, slide oil, etc.)
Hello everybody! I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as I have yet to meet all of you. My name is Ben Jervis. This year I will be teaching 5/6 brass at Discovery, 7/8 band at EMS, and I will be assisting at EHS. I’m really excited to be here and start working with your students. A little bit about myself, I was born and raised in Garden City. In the fifth grade I started playing the trumpet (and a little bit of baritone). When I was in eighth grade I started playing in jazz band and that’s what really got me hooked on music. After graduating from Garden City High School, I studied at Wichita State. I graduated from WSU with a degree in music education and a degree in jazz studies in 2011. While finishing up at WSU, I taught at Pratt Community College for a year. My previous position was teaching 6-12 band in the Anthony/Harper/Chaparral school district where I taught for 3 years. My wife is also a music teacher. She teaches preK-5 music at Oatville Elementary School in the Haysville school district. We have a four year old daughter Ellie.
I’m really looking forward to starting the year and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions at all.