An Interview With Mr. Barnard
By: Jordan Amara
Veteran Teacher Helps the Next Generation
A graduate of University of Texas at Arlington were he earned his Bachelors of Music and then found his job at Birdville High School in 2007. He was been teaching at Birdville for 10 years. He along with two other directors teach the marching band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic and Concert Bands. Birdville also has two Jazz bands that Mr. Barnard and Mr. Cheripka teach. In 2012 Mr. Barnard earned his Masters of Educational Administration and Principal Certification from the University of North Texas.
He came to Birdville in 2007 after being a tech from 2002-2006. He has been an active member in the band and even the school ever since. He along with the marching band and concert bands runs the basketball band, assists with the musical orchestra, and is the sponsor for the Birdville High School Fishing Club and Ulitimate Frisbee Club.
Mr. Barnard started working at Birdville in 2007 as an assistant director to the marching band, head director of the Symphonic band, and Jazz II.