Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Music Education University of Illinois Champaign, IL 2 yrs Trumpet Performance The American Conservatory of Music Chicago, IL
William (Bill) Danser
My name is Bill Danser and I am happy and excited to be the new Band Director here at Cactus Canyon JHS.
We have 3 Bands at Cactus Canyon. Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Jazz Band. Wind Ensemble is designed for mostly 8th grade members who have been playing for a few years. The Concert Band is mostly for the 7th grade. The Jazz Band is for students interested in the great American music.
Band Ensembles here at CCJH will strive to provide an environemt with high behavioral and performance standards and also prepare musicians for High School Band.
I have a saying I picked up from my High School Band Director: "If you are in a music rehearsal room you are doing something special" One of the main objectives of Band is to develop amazing young adults through a shared musical environment. Musical experiences can be some of the most memorable and will help teach many important life skills. And as a bonus the friendships born in the rehearsal room can last a lifetime.
I am looking forwrd to a fantasic 2019-2020!