Southwestern Randolph Middle School

Bands and Choirs

SWRMS Band at Page High School in Greensboro, NC

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SWRMS Chorus Performing in the SW Randolph High School Auditorium

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Mr. Butler
Band and Chorus Teacher
Butler Staff

Courses Available 

6th Grade Band (2 classes split by instrumentation)

7th Grade Choir

7th Grade Band

8th Grade Choir

8th Grade Band

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336-355-7316

6th Grade Open House Video

7th and 8th Grade Chorus Open House Video

7th and 8th Grade Band Open House Video

6th Grade Band Rental Video

6th Grade Band Recruitment Video

Email or call me if you need any of the following items addressed:

Band 

Where to shop for instruments

What instrument brands I recommend

6th grade band information and registration 

A list of private instructors

How to donate to the band

When concerts are held

What to wear to concerts

A list of needs for the band

Band Students will

Learn to appreciate and recognize music from around the world

Learn to read and perform music on their instrument

Develop the skills necessary to successfully perform in instrumental ensembles for the rest of their life

Learn to work together within an ensemble with people from all walks of life

Chorus 

List of private voice instructors

When Concerts are held

What to wear to concerts

How to donate to the chorus

A list of needs for the chorus program


Choir Students will

Gain an appreciation for music from around the world

Learn to read and perform music using Solfeggio Syllables and the Takadimi Counting System

Develop positive vocal performance habits by becoming aware of how to use "their voice"

Learn to work together within an ensemble with people from all walks of life

Learn the skills needed to perform in choirs for the rest of their life

Mr. Butler's Experience

I have a Bachelor's of Music in Music Education, and Masters of Music in Music Education.  Both degrees are from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

I currently serve on the SWR High School Marching Band staff in addition to my normal teaching schedule.

Before I started at SWRMS, I was the Instrumental Music Teacher at Southwest Guilford High School from 2008-2015.  There I taught the Marching Band, Concert Bands, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble, yearly musical, Color Guard, Solo and Ensemble Program, Piano Lab and AP Music Theory Class.

I marched trumpet with the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from Allentown, PA in 2006.

I regularly perform as a freelance musician, marching band judge, recording session player, and music arranger in central North Carolina.  I am the Musical Director of the Randolph Community Jazz Band.

Mr. Butler's Bio

I grew up in Durham, North Carolina.  I learned to love music first from my parents, but formally from my middle school teachers Mr. Stanley Baird, Mr. Chip Crawford, and high school director Mr. David Robinson. My wonderful family consists of my wife Susan, daughter Lauren, and son Joshua.