DUWANE IS GREAT
This man is a genius. While some of his students may say he is mean or rude, there is a simple formula to stay on his good side. Hard work=good side. If you practice and do what you're supposed, Mr. Sandlin is one of the best teachers you can have. He runs an exceptional jazz program and his symphonic band is always a blast to ply in. When you get to know him, he is one the coolest guys, with an incredible knowledge about music. Highly recommend him to any student who loves to play music.
He is the greatest band director ever. He can be mean at times but it's only because he wants to see his students improve. He has helped me a lot since i have been in fifth grade.
I still don't know how I feel about Mr. Sandlin. Many people love him. He has his moments, but he can also be rude and not understanding. Students of his are constantly worried about doing something to upset him, which can make your life in band miserable. However, he can also be a really cool guy and funny. Just stay on his good side…well, try.
Mr. Sandlin is the greatest man ever. He is the reason I love music and is the reason many other students do as well. Although he can be a bit harsh, it's good in the end because he produces a good band. His tough love challenges you not only as an instrumentalist but as a person on how much grit you have. If you don't like playing your instrument or suck, either practice a bunch or don't bother. I hope he doesn't retire any time soon.
I love him. He's a great guy and knows it all. Yeah he can be a little iffy but he's great. I've known him since I was in diapers. Outside of school he's great too. Great guy. Not looking forward to him retiring whatsoever
Although he knows everything there is to know about music, he definitely has an attitude and bad temper. Made empty threats against myself and other students (none of us whom were troublemakers) on several occasions. He is the reason I lost my passion for band. Every other band teacher I had was helpful and considerate, not angry and judgmental. He plays upon favoritism as well. His wife, on the other hand, is much nicer, but still has her moments.
I think Sandlin's a harsh teacher but is a genius. Anything you want to know about music- Sandlin's amazing. Great teacher. (As long as he likes you :) )
Knows his stuff. if you are just taking his classes to get an easy A then drop out. he will hate you and you will hate him. save himself and yourself the trouble.
A great musician and teacher but has little patience for excuses and mistakes. All in all a great guy