Bobby Hinson received his Bachelor
of Music Education Degree from East Carolina University
in 1991 and his Master of Music Degree from Temple University,
Philadelphia, PA in 1993. Mr. Hinson served as Band Director
at East Millbrook Magnet Middle School from 1993-2004.
Bands under his direction have performed at the North
Carolina State Band Contest Festivals, and contest festivals
in Florida and Tennessee, and Georgia. His students have
placed in the All-County, All-District, and All-State
Hinson is a member of the Music Educators National Conference
and the Central
District Bandmasters Association. He served as guest
conductor and clinician for the 2000-2001 New Hanover
County All-County Middle School Band, the 2005-2006 Martin
County All-County Middle School Band, the 2008-2009 Alamance
County All-County Middle School Band, the 2009-2010 Carteret
County Middle School Honors Band, the 2009-2010 Nash County
All-County Middle School Band, and served on the staff
of the East Carolina University Summer Band Camp from
Mr. Hinson was a finalist for
Wake County Teacher of the Year for the 1999-2000 school
year. He was awarded "Band Director of the Year" by the
Central District Bandmaster's Association in 2000. Mr.
Hinson was Salem Middle School's 2007-2008 "Teacher
of the Year".
About the School...
Dibble, Assisant Principal
Belton, Assistant Principal
Ashburn, Assistant Principal
ALL-COUNTY BAND, ALL-DISTRICT BAND, AND ALL-STATE HONORS BAND
This is an opportunity for Salem band students who have
at least one year's experience to see how they rank among
middle school band students from across Wake County, Central
North Carolina, and the entire state. All-County, All-District,
and All-State Band members from Salem will be immortalized
on the wall of our bandroom. The three requirements for auditions
that make the band will only be involved in two rehearsals and
one performance. Call any time with questions or email
Mr. Hinson. Advanced band members are expected to audition.
Intermediate band and advanced Beginning band members may audition
as well. No one ever made anything without trying!
Parents, be sure to monitor and sign your child's practice
chart every week. I recommend 30 minutes every weekday to
achieve the required 150 minutes per week. There is always
a practice assignment. End each session with something fun!
PTA and BAND
Parents, help your child and his/her performing arts class
by being a part of the Salem
PTA! No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.
Private lessons are an advantage of living in a metropolitan
area, such as the Triangle. Please take advantage of one-on-one
instruction by a professional musician who plays the instrument
your child is learning. This, combined with band class, will
give your child the complete instrumental music education.
Contact Mr. Hinson for details and a list if area private
on Handbook for more detailed information.