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"FUN RUN" 2012

2012-2013

Monday, March 14, 2016

BIG SHOES TO FILL



Mr. L. Nathan Seamons has taught wind band at the Middle School, High School, College and University level. He is currently a DMA candidate in Conducting at the University of Utah. He served as a Band Director in the L.D. Bell Band Cluster(TX), Lehi High School Band (UT), Gunnison Valley High School, and Gunnison Valley Middle School (UT). He was the Associate Band Director at Snow College (UT). He served as a graduate
teaching assistant for the UNLV bands.

While teaching in Texas, Mr. Seamons saw the L.D. Bell High School Marching band place 3rd in the 6A Texas UIL State Championships in 2012. In 2013 the band was a finalist at the Bands of America Grand National Championships in Indianapolis, IN.

While at Lehi High School, Mr. Seamons saw tremendous growth in the band programs. He taught 2 Symphonic Bands, 2 Jazz Bands, 2 Percussion classes, and the Lehi High School Marching Band. In September of 2011, he was awarded by KSL news radio “Utah’s teacher of the week Teacher Feature.” During the 2011-12 school year, the Lehi High School Band won the Utah 4A State Championship in Marching Band, Winterguard in two different divisions, and Winter Drumline. The Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble also received superior ratings at the state contest for the first time in over 20 years.

Mr. Seamons received an A.S. from Snow College, a B.M. (Trombone Performance) from Brigham Young University, and a M.M. (Instrumental Conducting) from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is currently a DMA Candidate at the University of Utah.

As a performer, his playing has taken him to Hong Kong, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy and Canada. Mr. Seamons brings experience from the drum and bugle corps genre as a former member of the Anaheim Velvet Knights and Concord Blue Devils. He is a member of, and has conducted the Utah Premiere Brass. His orchestral playing includes the Orchestra at Temple Square and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and the Las Vegas Philharmonic Orchestra.

 Mr. Seamons is also an active marching band consultant, drill writer, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States.

He is a member of College Band Directors National Association,  Utah Music Educators Association, Utah Bandmasters Association, and National Associations for Music Educators.

Mr. Seamons, his wife Mary, and his four children are excited to be part of the American Fork Band Family!

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