For over thirty years, Mr. Rowe has been inspiring his Jazz Band students to experience to what he refers as that exhilarating, heady feeling of when music just comes together.
He certainly knows the feeling well, since he himself is a professional musician, holding positions of music director, handbell choir director, and organist outside of school. With an instructional style that is as equally loving as built on high expectations, Mr. Rowe instills within his students a commitment to their practice and love for jazz music. Mr. Rowe’s Jazz Band year after year consistently develops a rapport akin to no other. He compares his student groups to birds, making beautiful music together as they continually learn and develop concepts handed down from former generations.