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Music Technology High School Band Orchestra

  • UpClose: Owen Bradley

    Mike Lawson | April 9, 2008

    Not Just a Band Director

    Owen Bradley is technically the band director at North Port High School in North Port, Florida, though the title "band director" doesn't give full credence to the extent of Mr. Bradley's efforts. More than simply leading the school's thriving orchestra, marching band, and jazz band, Owen is actually teaching. He's using music as a medium for exploring a broad range of topics, from co-curricular concepts incorporating other academic subjects to technology and the future of music production.

    Indeed, this last point is a source of pride for Mr. Bradley, as the integration of modern music technology into his daily classroom routine has enabled him to reach an often unaccounted for segment of North Port High's student population the self-driven and self-taught, technologically-savvy kids who in their free time experiment with GarageBand, Reason, Audacity, and similar high-octane music-producing programs.

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