The new TCCHS assistant band director has a passion for teaching music.
"Band is definitely a passion,” Paul Johns, who joined the TCCHS staff this year, said. “I have always enjoyed music and teaching it. Not many people can say they enjoy coming to work every day... but I can."
Johns, who says he can play almost any instrument, began his musical career with the piano in first grade. He later joined his school’s band in sixth grade and played the clarinet.
"I had many teachers throughout my schooling that inspired me with their passion and love for music, and teaching it,” he said.
His teaching experience includes general music, middle school, and high school band in Clinch County. He has taught 4th-12th grade students.
With a passion and love for the art of music, Johns has set a goal to not only continue helping students make district and region honor bands, but to also help the TCCHS band achieve all superiors at Large Group Performance Evaluation, which will be held in March.
According to Johns, he has always wanted to be "a part of the great tradition of the Best of the Nest," and is greatly prepared to take the band to the next level. He wants to take the band to play at University of Georgia’s Janfest.
Johns looks forward to helping provide TCCHS band students with a quality music education.