The Cass High School Band will march to a different beat next year under the new leadership of Sam Iddings.
“The Cass Band is a family,” says Iddings. “The band room is a place where students come to feel at home and to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Lifelong relationships are built at Cass along with lessons and memories that will last a lifetime.”
Iddings will move into the director role after serving two years as assistant director of bands at Cass High School. He plans to continue the great work being done at CHS alongside the Cass Middle School Band to ensure that students continue their love for music and become exemplary leaders through the experience.
“The Cass Band Mission Statement is ‘To foster a lifelong habit of excellence through music education,’ adds Iddings. “This is in line with my personal philosophy. My goal is to provide the students with the highest quality musical experience possible while also developing a great work ethic, love for music, and a high-quality character in the process.”
Iddings, known for his energy and engaging teaching style, already has plans for the 2021-22 academic year.
“The Cass Band students are ready to share their musicianship and talents with the City of White, the City of Cartersville, and the State of Georgia,” says Iddings. “We are currently preparing for an incredibly exciting 2021 marching band show. We are excited to see you on Friday nights in the fall!”