Please contact the district or school with any questions regarding this position.
Primary Purpose:
  • Assist and help manage the instrumental music and band program at assigned campus. 
  • Provide students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth and provide an opportunity to participate in extracurricular band. Enable students to develop competencies and skills to function successfully in society.

Specific Roles:
 Lead woodwind instruction at the middle and high school levels
 Lead one band at the middle school level
 Assist with the high school marching program
 Assist with the high school band program
 Assist with the high school jazz band program


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Texas teaching certificate
  • Demonstrated competency in instrumental music
  • Current automatic external defibrillator (AED) certificate

Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Knowledge of overall operation of instrumental music program
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction
  • Knowledge of state and UIL policies governing band
  • Ability to manage budget and personnel
  • Ability to instruct students and manage their behavior
  • Ability to interpret data
  • Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

  • One-year student teaching or approved internship and band directing experience

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Instructional Strategies
1. Help direct instrumental performers, including marching band, orchestra, concert band, soloists, and ensembles.
2. Help to establish performance requirements, enforce academic requirements, and verify each student’s eligibility to participate in band.
3. Assist with the band participation at extracurricular events, including concerts, football games, pep rallies, parades, and UIL.
4. Support band booster club activities.
5. Assist with the development and implementation of plans that fulfill the requirements of the district’s curriculum program and show written evidence of preparation as required. Prepare lessons that reflect accommodations for individual student differences.
6. Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned. Present subject matter according to guidelines established by the Texas Education Agency, board policies, and administrative regulations.
7. Work cooperatively with special education teachers to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established in Individual Education Plans (IEP).
8. Work with other member of the staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods according to district requirements.
9. Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to determine program effectiveness and ensure that program renewal is continuous and responds to student needs.

For additional information related to additional Instructional Strategies, Supervisory Responsibilities, Attendance Requirements, and Mental Demands/ Physical Demands/ Environmental Factors, contact West ISD Human Resources Department at 254-981-2012.