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Mr. Robert Cameron
Director of Bands
Montgomery High School
Phone: (936) 276-3000 ext. 3134
Conference Period: 12:13-12:58 PM
Tutoring Schedule: Wednesdays 2:45-3:30 PM
Cameron is currently in his 15th year of teaching music in public
schools in Texas and will be starting his 2nd year as Director of Bands
at Montgomery High School. He received his bachelor's degree in Music
Education from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX. While attending SHSU, Robert Cameron studied Saxophone with Dr. Scott Plugge and
Band Director Pedagogy/Conducting with Mr. Matthew McInturf. Also,
during his time at SHSU, Robert Cameron was a repeated recipient of a
music scholarship, Assistant Saxophone Section Leader, Head Saxophone Section Leader and Student Assistant to the Bearkat Marching Band, and winner of the Honors Recital with his saxophone quartet. Mr. Cameron is also a graduate of Cy-Fair Senior High School and was a TMEA All-Area Saxophonist.
Working in Montgomery ISD, Mr. Cameron is director of the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, and Jazz Band
at Montgomery High School and also helps teach the Honors Band at Montgomery Junior High. Mr. Cameron also co-teaches the
Symphonic Band with Mr. Heaton and teaches AP Music Theory.
Mr. Cameron's previous
teaching service includes Douglas MacArthur High School (San Antonio,
TX, 2005-2012), Waltrip High School (Houston, TX, 2012-2013) and Frank
Black Middle School (Houston, Tx, 2012-2015). His previous teaching
experience includes Marching Band, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind
Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz Ensemble II, Jazz Ensemble III, Jazz
Combo, Woodwind Ensemble, and Brass Ensemble classes. Mr. Cameron has
also been selected as a Summa Cum Laude Inspiring Teacher in 2008 and
Frank Black Middle School, Mr. Cameron was solely responsible for
teaching all beginner flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, and
percussion classes, as well as conducting the Pep, Cadet, Advanced, and
Graduation Bands. Upon his departure from Frank Black Middle School, the
band program had earned it's first concert band trophy and included 300+ students!
Mr. Cameron's band ensembles
have received superior/excellent ratings at UIL and other contests in
Texas. He has most recently helped the Montgomery High School Band earn their first sweepstakes trophy in Region 9 class 6A! Mr. Robert Cameron is also an active
member of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) and Texas
Bandmasters Association (TBA).
Mr. Cameron is very excited and thankful for the opportunity to continue
building the Montgomery High School and Junior High instrumental music programs. When not
teaching, Robert enjoys spending time with his wife, Melanie, and two
sons, Robert and Harrison.
Montgomery High School Schedule
7:20-8:05 AM = Beginner Band
8:11-8:56 AM = Symphonic Band
9:02-9:53 AM = Wind Ensemble
9:59-10:44 AM = Jazz Band
10:50-11:42 AM = Honors Band @ MJH
11:42-12:07 PM = Lunch
12:13-12:58 PM = Conference Period or @ MJH
1:04-1:49 PM = Conference Period
1:55-2:40 PM = AP Music Theory
Warm up: Long Tones, Scales Concert Music: Holiday Concert Music After School: Musical Rehearsal 2:45-4 PM
Warm up: Long Tones, Arpeggios Concert Music: Holiday Concert Music After School: Musical Rehearsal 2:45-4 PM
Warm up: Long Tones, Rhythms Concert Music: Holiday Concert Music After School: Musical Rehearsal 2:45-4 PM
Warm up: Long Tones, Major 3rds Concert Music: Holiday Concert Music After School: Musical Rehearsal 2:45-4 PM
Warm up: Long Tones, Articulation Concert Music: Holiday Concert Music After School: Region Band Auditions @ Huntsville High School - 5 PM Check In
Warm up: Long Tones, Scales Concert Music: Winter Concert Music After School: Musical Rehearsal 2:45-4 PM
Warm up: Long Tones, Arpeggios Concert Music: Winter Concert Music After School: Winter Band Concert - 6:30 PM
Warm up: Long Tones, Rhythms Concert Music: Winter Concert Music After School: Musical Rehearsal 2:45-4 PM
Warm up:Long Tones, Major 3rds Concert Music: Winter Concert Music After School: Musical Rehearsal 2:45-4 PM
Warm up: Long Tones, Articulation Concert Music: Winter Concert Music After School: Musical Rehearsal 2:45-4 PM, Region Band Clinic - 5:30 PM, Winter Parade on Saturday - Meet at MHS 8:30 AM
The following is the guideline to a successful rehearsal in the Montgomery High School Band.
1. Enter the rehearsal hall courteously and orderly.
2. Selections to be rehearsed will be written on the board before rehearsal. Students are to put music in order.
3. Students will be considered tardy if they are not seated in the proper chairs and ready to rehearse when the director is ready to begin.
4. Concert attention will be observed when the director steps on the podium.
5. Students will not play their instruments without permission.
6. Students will not play other students’ instruments (this includes percussion).
7. Members should bring the following to each rehearsal:
1” Black 3-Ring Personal Band Binder w/ page protectors and/or flip folder
All music (including method book for your instrument)
Any accessories needed (mutes, reeds, valve oil, etc.)
8. All school books, horn cases, and equipment not needed for rehearsal should be left in the instrument shelves or book shelves.
9. Absolutely no gum in the band hall under any circumstances: no food or drinks are allowed in the band hall unless authorized by the director.
10. Leave the band hall neater than you found it.
11. Music stands are for music. They are not to be leaned on, written on, or abused in any way.
12. If you go home sick, come to the band hall and get your instrument and music before you leave.
13. Under no circumstances does your instrument ever spend the night in the band hall or your locker. Your instrument will not practice by itself.
14. If your instrument is in the shop, please bring a note from home. You are still expected to attend section rehearsals. Have your mouthpiece and/or reeds; we may be able to supply a temporary instrument.
15. At the end of the school day, come to the band hall first or as soon as possible to get your instrument. If you come late, you will probably interfere with a rehearsal. If you must enter during a rehearsal, do so quietly.
16. Students who do not bring instruments to school will have points deducted from their final averages, will do a written assignment in class, or will have detention after school.
17. If you must enter a rehearsal late, or leave during a rehearsal, wait until the band stops playing to move in or out.
Dr. Brian S. Graiser
Montgomery Independent School District, with an unyielding commitment to excellence, will provide a premier academic program that recognizes the unique potential of each student and integrates the intellectual, social, cultural and physical aspects of learning. This program will empower each student to become an eager lifelong learner committed to academic excellence, integrity, responsible citizenship and service to others.
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