Sheldon High School teacher named Bandworld Legion of Honor Laureate
January 5, 2012
James Mazzaferro, band director at Sheldon High School, has been selected as one of two band directors in the United States to become a Bandworld Legion of Honor Laureate.
“It’s wonderful to see Jim recognized for the many years of hard work and dedication he has devoted to being an exceptional teacher and role model for students,” said Paula Duncan, principal at Sheldon. “Thanks to Jim, the music program at Sheldon has flourished into one of the top and most respected music programs in the area. He continues to raise the bar for musical excellence in his students and our school is thrilled to see him recognized nationally for his tireless efforts.”
Mazzaferro will be presented with this honor in 2012 at an annual Sousa Foundation awards ceremony during the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.
Since 1989, the Bandworld Legion of Honor honors, over the course of a year, eight of the finest band directors from across North America. Recipients have taught for at least fifteen years, have maintained a very high quality concert band program, and have contributed significantly to the profession through dedication to bands and band music.
For the past 26 years, Bandworld Magazine has featured many useful articles for band directors across the country. The new online magazine format features articles, full band arrangements available for download and printing, teaching video segments and the top 100 compositions each year with audio samples.