Welcome Ridge Point Band Members and Band Parents/Supporters!
My name is William Burson, I typically go by Will, and I will be serving as the Assistant Band Director for the 2020-2021 Ridge Point Band! This year will be my 2nd year of teaching and my 2nd year at Ridge Point!
I am originally from Richardson, Texas, a close suburb of Dallas. I earned my Bachelor's in Music Education from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. During my time at SHSU, I had the privilege to perform with the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps as a Trumpet Soloist in 2016 and the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps as a Piccolo Trumpet Soloist in 2017. I actively teach with the Guardians Drum and Bugle Corps as a High Brass Technician.
I've found that there are 2 schools of thought that have emerged from the unprecedented times we're experiencing:
1. We should knuckle under and wait until this blows over so we can get back to normal
2. We can use this as an opportunity to establish a NEW normal and create an even better society than the one we left.
Personally, I choose the latter. We have a unique opportunity this school year, to advance our own skills without the hinderance of societal pressures to do things "the way everyone else does it". This path allows new ideas to flourish and for everyone to grow at their own pace. I hope you choose this path alongside me!
I am SO excited to be teaching at Ridge Point for another School Year. While I truly hope to see our students in person again, I will be making the absolute most out of Online Instruction and exploring new heights with our young musicians.