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.
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.
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.
John Eckstine has recently been appointed as the Assistant Music/Band Director for the NFL Baltimore Ravens Marching Band.
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.
John Eckstine taught instrumental music at BoonsboroHigh School, where he conducted the band in two annual concerts and at music festivals in Florida.
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.
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.