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Band Director







Notre Dame High School, a Catholic, college preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, educates the hearts and minds of a diverse community of student learners. As a Catholic faith community, Notre Dame strives to provide each student with a rich academic background, an appropriate sense of self, an opportunity for growth, a commitment to family, community, nation, and world, and a respect for the spiritual dignity of all persons. Notre Dame faculty are expected to be men and women of integrity and able to espouse Catholic, Holy Cross, and Notre Dame mission values that will set a positive example for all students.

Brief Job Description:
The Irish Knight Band (IKB) Director will direct and manage the overall program of instrumental music for Notre Dame High School. Teach the Band I: Winds, Band II: Concert Band, Band III:Winds Ensemble and Jazz Band courses. Provide students with an opportunity to participate in extracurricular band activities, supervising and coordinating the marching band, pep band, concert and Jazz Band activities. Support band students in achieving a higher level of personal skill, in gaining an enhanced appreciation for band music and an increased level of self-esteem
through rehearsals and performances. Coordinates IKB fundraising efforts and the Band Booster activities in support of the band


Teach Band I: Winds, Band II: Concert Band, Band III: Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Band courses.
Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials and equipment that reflect an understanding of the learning styles and needs of students in band courses and show written evidence of preparation as required.
Conduct ongoing assessments of student achievement through formal and informal testing.
Establish and maintain open communication by conducting conferences with parents, students, principals, and teachers.
Oversee the Percussion Ensemble and Dance Guard and coordinate with moderators as a part of the Irish Knight Band.
Organize and direct band practices, including sectional practices.
Promote the band program and develop public relations for the band in conjunction with the administration.
Direct the band when it represents the school at band reviews, parades, festivals, and other public events.
In conjunction with the Athletic Director and the Vice Principal of Student Life, organize band participation at football games, home basketball, volleyball games, and other athletic contests.
In conjunction with the Admissions Department, organize participation in Admissions Events and outreach to feeder schools.
Develop and implement plans for improvement and growth of the band program and show written evidence of preparation as required.
Recruit students yearly for the band program by initiating outreach to middle school music programs and other means necessary including overseeing the Saturday Elementary Band Program to attract students.
Oversee, prepare and submit the Band Budget to the Principal, Vice Principal of Student Life, and Performing Arts Department Chair.
In coordination with the Vice Principal of Student Life, manage band finances and fundraising
Oversee the activities of the Band Booster Club.
Oversee the band room and all of its facilities.
Arrange transportation, lodging, and meals for band events.
Perform all other tasks and duties as assigned.
Moderator of the Band Booster Club

To Whom Responsible:

VP of Student Life
Performing Arts Department Chairperson


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required of this job:

Bachelor’s Degree in Music or a Music-related field, Masters Degree preferred

Experience as a high school band instructor is preferred

Demonstrate understanding and ability to teach students with multiple learning styles and abilities.

Ability to arrange music, play a variety of wind instruments, and conduct music

Skill with Band based software

Flexibility to cope with the challenges of managing a high school band program

The ability to manage budget and personnel.

A willingness to remain current with the latest developments in the profession

Demonstrated an ability to work in a setting with diverse populations

Availability to work during summer; evening and weekend work is required.

Strong communication, organizational, motivational, teaching, and coaching skills.

CPR/First Aid, Virtus, and other certifications are required. (This can be completed post-hire.)

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made if necessary:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands, handle instruments, feel objects, tools, or controls; communicate verbally and electronically; reach with hands and arms; stand and move throughout the building and/or to other facilities, and drive.

Information/Application Contact


13645 Riverside Dr.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423