As has been shared with the Casteel Band families in March, Mr. Drew Eary is leaving Casteel in the fall of 2019 to begin his Masters of Music in Wind Conducting at Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia.
Casteel High School is excited to share that a new director has been hired. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Saul Garland. Mr. Garland's bio is below.
"Mr. Saul Garland is excited to begin his tenth year of teaching with the Casteel Band program in 2019! Originally from Mountain City, Tennessee, Mr. Garland began his path in music with piano in the 4th grade and horn in 7th grade. Mr. Garland holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee and graduate degrees in Instrumental Conducting and Horn Performance from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. His teaching experience includes students from a wide variety of backgrounds from 5th grade through the collegiate level, and ensembles under his direction have consistently received awards and recognitions at festivals and competitions throughout the state of Arizona.
Fun facts: Mr. Garland enjoys performing, movies (mostly fantasy, sci-fi, and action), board games, and traveling. His favorite color is yellow. He loves Mexican food, Thai food and coffee. He has four brothers, two sisters, and two cats."
Mr. Garland will take over in July of 2019 prior to the start of the 2019 Colt Marching Band.