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John Eckstine

Skills

Concert and Jazz Band Adjudicator
John Eckstine is an experienced symphonic concert and jazz band adjudicator. 
Marching Band Adjudicator
John Eckstine is an experienced marching band adjudicator with the National Judges Association, the parent organization of Tournament of Bands. John Eckstine judges indivdual and ensemble music, as well as brass and woodwinds captions. 
Band Director
With more than three decades of experience in the field of music education, John Eckstine most recently served as a high school band director at Spring-Ford Area High School in Royersford, Pennsylvania.
Conducting
John Eckstine has succesfuly conducted middle, high school and university concert bands and wind ensembles. 

Interest

In addition to his passision for music and teaching, John Eckstine is a fan of the Baltimore Orioles (MLB) and Washington Redskins (NFL). Having traveled to over 35 states in the United States, John Eckstine enjoys traveling, reading, dining out, and outdoor activites. 

Work experience

Sep 1995Present

Music Judge

National Judges Association

John Eckstine is an experienced marching band adjudicator with the National Judges Association, the parent organization of Tournament of Bands. John Eckstine judges indivdual and ensemble music, as well as brass and woodwinds captions. 

Jul 2012Present

Sears Credit Analyst

Citibank

A finance professional with a background in music education, John Eckstine reviews credit applications as a credit analyst with Citibank in Hagerstown, Maryland. This function includes running applicant information through a process that predicts the likelihood an individual will replay his or her debts. John Eckstine has served in this post since 2012. 

Feb 2014Present

Assistant Music/Band Director

NFL Baltimore Ravens Marching Band

John Eckstine has recently been appointed as the Assistant Music/Band Director for the NFL Baltimore Ravens Marching Band. 

Aug 2000May 2012

Director of Bands

Spring-Ford Area Senior High School

A highly experienced high school music director, John Eckstine most recently served as band director at Spring-Ford Area High School in Royersford, Pennsylvania. Over his 12-year tenure, he prepared marching band and other ensembles to compete in parades and field shows ranging from the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade to Florida's Fiesta-Val International Music Festival. In addition, John Eckstine designed the curriculum for the school's Music Appreciation and Music Theory courses. 

Aug 1994Jul 2000

Director of Bands

Boonsboro Senior High School

John Eckstine taught instrumental music at BoonsboroHigh School, where he conducted the band in two annual concerts and at music festivals in Florida.

Aug 1992Jul 1994

High School Band Director

Williamsport High School

John Eckstine served as band director for two years at Williamsport High School, also in Maryland, where he conducted the band in two annual concerts and at music festivals in Tennessee. 

Jul 1980Jul 1992

Director of Bands

Clear Spring High School

John Eckstine taught instrumental music at Clear Spring High School, where he conducted the band in two annual concerts and at music festivals in Tennessee, Maryland, and Florida.

Education

Certifications

Nov 2006Present

Professional Teaching Certificate

Pennsylvania Department of Education