Dear DeLand High School Band Students and Parents,
My name is Angelyn Traylor, and I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted the position of Director of Bands at DeLand High School! Upon visiting your campus earlier this week, I was blown away by the enthusiasm surrounding the Band Program. Your program has made tremendous strides under the direction of Mr. Cook, and I look forward to the continued musical growth and opportunities that lie ahead!
A native of LaGrange, Georgia, I received my Bachelors degree in Music Education from Auburn University in Alabama. In August of 2013, I made the move to the state of Florida (I guess you could say I'm doing a tour of the southern states!) to begin working on my Masters degree in Instrumental Conducting at the University of Miami. For the past two years, I have worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at UM, conducting numerous concert and chamber ensembles, as well as working with the Frost Band of the Hour Marching Band.
It is my goal that the DeLand Band Program will continue to produce well-rounded and independent musicians who can enter and enhance our society in a variety of ways -- as professional musicians, music educators, music consumers, music advocates, and lifelong musicians! I am excited to embark on this journey, and I look forward to meeting each one of you in the near future.