Mr. Taylor Sitzman Asst. Band Director, 8th Grade Bands Coordinator
Room 242 - Union 8th Grade Center
Voice / 918-357-8098
Fax / 918-357-7195
Email / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Sitzman is in his fifth year on the Union band staff. As a graduate of the University of Arkansas, he earned his bachelor of music in education. His duties on staff include lead director for the High School Concert Band 2, visual/movement instructor for the Renegade Regiment, eighth grade coordinator, seventh grade assistant, and beginning brass pedagogue.
Before coming to Union, Mr. Sitzman taught privately and worked with many high school marching bands across the country. He spent the 2011-2012 school year student teaching with the Bentonville High School band programs where he worked with all facets of the band programs and asserted himself as a valuable asset to the directors in running daily band rehearsals.
Mr. Sitzman was a member of the 2009 and 2010 Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps of Rockford, Illinois, a world class member of Drum Corps International (DCI). He has since continued his service to DCI as the field coordinator at the 2012 NWA Music on the Move show in Bentonville, Arkansas. Most recently he has been employed as mellophone tech for the Phantom Regiment during the 2013-2015 seasons under caption head Christian Carichner of Iowa State University.
During his time at the University of Arkansas, Mr. Sitzman became an established horn player in the Northwest Arkansas region, performing with the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Choirs and Brass Ensembles at the University. He served as the section leader of the mellophone section in the Razorback Marching Band (3 years). He also performed with several church orchestras in the region. Mr. Sitzman spent his undergraduate career studying privately with Dr. Tim Thompson, Dale Warren, Dr. Chris Knighten, Scott Tomlinson, and Brandon Hults.
Mr. Sitzman served as the University of Arkansas Chapter President of College Music Educators National Conference in his senior year, and is currently a member of the National Association for Music Education, Northeast Band Directors Association, and the International Horn Symposium.