Welcome To Band!
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Instrumental Music Education
Mr. Seamus Miller
Room Number: 020
Multicultural Music (P1)
Multicultural Music (P2)
Winds 1 (P3)
Winds 1 (P5)
Intermediate Band (P6)
Concert Band (P7)
"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But man, there's no boundary line to art." - Charlie Parker
I have always been a musical person; ever since I was little I knew that I wanted to do “something” with music. Whether it be performing, teaching, or composing I wanted to share my passion with the world!
I was born in Kansas City, MO, grew up in Gladstone (a small suburb of Kansas City), and attended Oak Park High School. I was involved in every musical activity you could be participate in: marching band, pep band, jazz band, symphonic band, acapella choir, musical pit orchestra, and show choir not to mention an extra-curricular symphonic orchestra. I also joined the brotherhood of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a national men's music fraternity. After graduating high school, I furthered my education at the University of Central Missouri (UCM – Go Mules!!!) and started journey to Music Education. I continued my dedication to various music ensembles and had the amazing experience of performing in the winter of 2017 at Carnegie Hall in NYC with our top performance ensembles; both instrumental and choir. I have also been fortunate enough to perform at the Kauffman Center in Kansas City in the spring of 2018.
I began student teaching in the spring semester of 2018 and in May 2019 I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education – Instrumental. I was honored with 2 awards in my final semester at UCM: Best Senior Brass Performer & Winner of The Concerto Aria Competition. Following graduation, I had the amazing opportunity to work at Oak Grove High School as an Assistant Director and Para-Professional. I learned a lot this past year at Oak Grove and hope to carry forward all that I have learned to Soldan.
I believe teaching is a way to connect with people of all backgrounds and is a great way to make an impact on others for the better!
- I received my Eagle Scout at the age of 15; I participated in both the Order of the Arrow and Tribe of the Mic-O-Say. I was heavily involved in scouting throughout my youth and am thankful for my experiences.
- I enjoy arranging and composing music for myself!
- I am married and am thrilled to say we will be having a baby in January 2021!!!
- My main instrument is Bass Trombone BUT I also enjoy singing and I love playing guitar.