Welcome to C. E. Williams Middle School's
Mustang Band Program!!!

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Dr. Santos-Stanbery, Band Director

Hello Everyone!

My name is Dr. Stanbery, and I am really excited to be in my seventh year as band director at C.E. Williams Middle School for Creative and Scientific Arts! This will be my 22nd year of teaching, and I look forward to many wonderful things with our band students! I come to Charleston from the southwest corner of Michigan, where I could see the shores of Lake Michigan from my house. Although it was a beautiful place to live, the three feet of snow in the winter are not something I miss!

My primary instruments growing up were the piano and alto saxophone. I got my undergraduate education at a small school in Berrien Springs, Michigan called Andrews University. I continued my education and obtained a Master of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. In 2017, I finished a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education at Boston University College of Fine Arts.

This year I look forward to providing outstanding learning opportunities for my students, and classroom experiences that will enhance creativity and performance. I hope that my students will not only learn how to play their instruments better, but that they will enjoy every minute of it! I look forward to making band fun, and making music an art that students will want to carry with them for a lifetime.

See you in class!

Dr. Stanbery

Band Director