Phone: 910-455-4888 (Ext. 50104)

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Western Carolina University Bachelor of Science in Education (Music Education) Bachelor of Music 2018 Teacher of the Year

Mr. Lance J. Barton

Subjects Taught


1st Period - Piano - Beginning

2nd Period - Stallion Concert Band - Band (Intermediate, Proficent)

4th Period - Percussion Methods & Ensemble

Education


Western Carolina University (Fall 2013) - Cullowhee, NC

  • BSEd: Music Education
  • BM: Music

Activities/Organizations

  • "Pride of the Mountains" Marching Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Symphonic Band
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Inter-Fraternity Council

 

Graham High School (C/O 2006) - Graham, NC

Activities/Organizations/Awards 

  • National Honors Society
  • Marching Band
  • Concert Band
  • John Phillip Sousa Award
  • All District Honors Band 
  • FCA
  • Key Club
  • Student Council



Experience


During my summers in college I was privileged to work with many high school band camps from south central North Carolina to western North Carolina. I served as a section leader for two years and a drum major for one year during my years with Western Carolina University's "Pride of the Mountains" Marching Band. In the fall of 2013 I completed my student teaching at West Henderson High School under the tutelage of Allen Klaes, David Starnes, and Dr. William Bryant. In January of 2014, I served as the substitute band director for John A. Holmes High School.

Performing Ensembles: Sinfonia Winds, WCU Wind Ensemble, WCU Symphony Band, WCU Concert Choir, Early Music Ensemble, "Pride of the Mountains" Marching Band, All District Symphonic Band

Contests: Student Soloist (WCU Wind Ensemble) - 2010; Student Conductor (Western Carolina University) - 2011, 2012, & 2013

Professional Organizations

  • NAfME (National Association for Music Education)
  • North Carolina Music Education Association
  • North Carolina Bandmasters Association 
  • Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity



Bio


I was born in Chapel Hill, NC and raised in Burlington, NC. I graduated from Graham High School and immediately studied Music Education at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, NC. During my college tenure, I studied instrumental music and created pedagogy through various performing ensembles and opportunities. During my summers in college I was privileged to work with high school bands across the central and western areas of North Carolina. I served as a section leader for two years and a drum major for one year during my years with Western Carolina University's "Pride of the Mountains" Marching Band. In the fall of 2013 I completed my student teaching at West Henderson High School under the tutelage of Allen Klaes, David Starnes, and Dr. William Bryant. In January of 2014, I served as the substitute band director for John A. Holmes High School and continued to work for Edenton-Chowan Schools as an Interim Media Coordinator for John A. Holmes High School. I am currently in my eighth year as Director of Bands where I am also the advisor for the Student Council. In 2018, I was selected as Southwest High School's Teacher of the Year (2018-2019). This year I will be serving the community of Jacksonville as the Director of Bands for the Onslow Winds Community Band and look forward to bringing music and exciting performances to the surrounding communities. Jacksonville, NC is currently home and I have one Schnauzer Terrier mix by the name of Ellie Fitzgerald.