Saturday, November 19, 2016

Band Fleece Jacket

Band jacket embroidery
I am a music teacher and I love it when my two loves; music and sewing combine. It doesn't happen very often but when it does, it is wonderful! Earlier this school year I designed our band logo. We had t-shirts made for all of the kids and we even played a pep rally all wearing our band shirts. I let the band kids choose what color the t-shirt would be and they chose gray.
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Since fall is finally here and the weather has turned cold. I wanted a fleece jacket with our logo on it. Also, last year when I attended All-District and All-State all of the other directors had band apparel on. Our band program is only 2 years old and it is growing very fast! The kids love working hard and accomplishing great things together.
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We are a charter school and I do get asked a lot of questions about working at a charter school. Our school is a non-profit public school. It is also funded just like any other public school with taxpayer money. I am paid the same way through the state and my benefits have stayed the same. Some differences are you have to enter a lottery for enrollment, we do not have buses so children are carpool or vanpool (Daycare) riders and we do not have a cafeteria so most lunches are bag lunches. We do have a hot lunch program through Golden Corral. We do have children who are classified as free and reduce lunch and we feed them using school funds. I love that our school is K-12 and I love teaching music because I can teach all of them! We are a school of choice and I believe every parent should be able to choose what is best for their children's education.

4 comments:

Nita said...

Rah rah rah for music teachers! My band teacher was one of the most influential adults in my life as a teenager, and I am still involved in music as a result (37 years after I graduated). Music is so important for kids in so many ways. High five to you!

Leah Williams said...

You made my day! Thank you for your comment!

Anonymous said...

The logo looks great on the jacket. Did you digitize it yourself or have it digitized? I am looking for someone to digitize my logo. Recommentations and a ballpark idea of cost are welcome!

Leah Williams said...

I have https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtisanalThreadworks do my embroidery digitizing. She is great and her listings are at a great price!