Congratulations to the 8th grade band (as well as a few amazing 7th grade students)! The band earned the highest possible rating of "Superior" from all four judges at the state assessment Wednesday night at Massaponax High School. This makes Freedom Middle School an 8-time Blue Ribbon School of Music!
The 8th Grade assessment performance has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 29th, at the same time and place as before (5:45pm arrival at FMS, then we travel together to Massaponax).
Mr. Christopher P. Hoovler
Mr. Hoovler is the band director at Freedom Middle School. He has his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from James Madison University and his Master's Degree in Music from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has been teaching band in the public schools since 1997. Mr. Hoovler is a member of VMEA, VBODA, and Phi Beta Mu. Mr. Hoovler has earned Virginia Honor Band status as a former high school director, nine VMEA Blue Ribbon awards, and has earned numerous superior ratings in his career.