Jon Young
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Kyle Guira left a comment for Jon Young
"Hello Jon, Got your message. My last school group performance is on June 16 th at my school. You are more than welcome to come out and or I'd be happy to meet you for a beverage. Take Care, Kyle"
Apr 22, 2011
Jon Young left a comment for Iain Hoy
"Does Australia have band teaching jobs in the public schools? I have had superior rated bands for 17 years in a row if that helps.  "
Apr 19, 2011
Jon Young left a comment for John Washington
"Hey John Washington, Peace and Love, Jon Young"
Apr 18, 2011
Jon Young left a comment for Roberto Salazar
"Roberto,  I went to school with Jim Egger and his wife.  Welcome to Ms Director and Tell Jim Jon Young said Hey."
Apr 18, 2011
Jon Young left a comment for Kyle Guira
"Kyle, My brother lives in Lakeland.  My wife and I will be in your area during the first week of June.  Will you be rehearsing?  If not maybe we could get a beverage. Take care, Jon Young "
Apr 18, 2011
Scott Watson left a comment for Jon Young
"Thanks Jon. I'm both a director and a composer (Alfred Pub. mostly) - a pleasure to join you and others here at this site!"
Apr 17, 2011
Jon Young left a comment for Scott Watson
"Welcome to the site Scott Watson.  I just joined - lots of nice helpful folks on here! Jon  "
Apr 17, 2011
Jon Young replied to Benjamin Edwards's discussion When do you say when
"Ben, You are right they are funny beings - they need us!  I would encourage you to do some simple breathing excersizes with them any time the sound is not solid or everyday for a while.  Breathing Gym with Pat Sheridan is great.  Or…"
Apr 15, 2011
Jon Young commented on David Vickery's blog post Technology Resources for Addressing: Rhythm, Note Names, and Fingerings
"www.musictechteacher.org   There are worksheets and games on there that i intro in class.  The kids love to get to play the games.  Sometimes I let them "earn" a few minutes on a Friday.  "
Apr 10, 2011
Jon Young replied to Russ Weaver's discussion Successful Clarinet Mouthpiece Choices
"My wife (a middle school direcor also) and I started getting our local music store to include the Plato mthpc in the beginner setup.  Here is what our experience has been so far.  The kids are able to control piano playing better than Vito…"
Apr 4, 2011
Jon Young replied to Russ Weaver's discussion Florida Middle School Job Openings
"I know one but she is three years from retirement.  I teach with her at my school and we put the band and strings together most every year for a couple of things. I will keep my ears open for another one with chops..."
Apr 4, 2011
Jon Young replied to Russ Weaver's discussion Saxophone Concert Band Mouthpieces
"Rousseau NC5 - I absolutely love this mouthpiece.  To me it is a tad harder to control than the C* but way worth it.  I think you can push this mouthpiece more that the C* and has an overall better tone. I put Vandoren 3's on it with…"
Apr 4, 2011
Jon Young replied to Russ Weaver's discussion Saxophone Jazz Band Mouthpieces: Alto Saxophone
"Russ, I think you are right on here.  I bought the Jody Jazz Classic for my alto and tenor. It has that removable baffle which makes it versatile tone wise.  I switched from a Beechler 7 metal - I'm loving the control I have with…"
Apr 4, 2011
Jon Young replied to Ed Nagel's discussion Bassoon Reeds
"I like Medium Forrest Reeds for bassoon.  The are about 14.00.  I get the boosters to buy a few and I sell them to the kids.  I'm a sax player but I played bassoon in college some.  I have two friends that play bassoon in…"
Apr 4, 2011
Jon Young replied to Russ Weaver's discussion Successful Clarinet Mouthpiece Choices
"McClune "Plato" for soprano is about 30 bucks and very easy to control.  Dave McClune refaces and adjusts the blanks he get from Germany.  He is a band Director at Union University in JAckson, TN.  I think the site is…"
Apr 4, 2011
Jon Young replied to Russ Weaver's discussion Florida Middle School Job Openings
"Is there going to be a band director spot open?  Or are you that person? Thanks, Jon"
Apr 4, 2011

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Undergraduate College/University
University of Mississippi
Current School or School District Affiliation
Colonial Middle School (Performing Arts Optional)

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At 12:01am on April 22, 2011, Kyle Guira said…
Hello Jon,

Got your message. My last school group performance is on June 16 th at my school. You are more than welcome to come out and or I'd be happy to meet you for a beverage.

Take Care,

Kyle
At 10:50pm on April 17, 2011, Scott Watson said…
Thanks Jon. I'm both a director and a composer (Alfred Pub. mostly) - a pleasure to join you and others here at this site!
At 8:34pm on April 4, 2011, Russ Weaver said…

Jon,

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