Average 4.66 based on 31 teacher ratings
Jim Duren is a Music teacher at Oak Mountain High School located in Birmingham, Alabama. When comparing Jim Duren's ratings to other teachers in the state of Alabama, Jim Duren's ratings are above the average of 4.22 stars. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Oak Mountain High School is 4.05 stars.
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He's the reason that the band is so great.

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Mr. Duren is an inspiring teacher and he is the best trombone player in the world!

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sup JD?!?! I really miss having you as my band director but you will forever be an inspiration to me. Love your sarcasm. Godbless!! <><

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Hey I know you miss the colorguard!!!

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good band teacher!

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It's not that he chooses favorites, it's that he favors those who work hard and do what they are supposed to. Good luck with everything coming up this year!

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Mr. D Rocks! He is the best band director I have ever had! He is a lil demanding during camp in the but he just does that to help us! Miss ya & the band Mr. D!

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Hey JD, i love going to band every day and only wish i could have 7 bands. if not for you i would not be in band and be playing sports for the retarted couches. i hope you never quit doing such a fine job at teaching. you kick ace

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Mr. Durens favorite song: Apples and Bananas

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MCCURRY, FLUTE, CLARINET, WHAT MORE DO YOU NEED.

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Mr JD is got to be one of the coolest and funneys guys i know. But yes you can never tell where beats 3 and 4 are but still he will whip you into shape before you can say i like to eat eat apples and banannas

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I love Mr. D!!!!Not just band students either! He used his time to make the Music Man a million times better. He is very funny, you just have to be open minded and have a good sense of humor. Go Auburn! JK

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Really Funny and easy to joke with.

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sometimes the things he threatens us with are a little reduculous, but i think he really cares about the band and just wants us to do our best. i dont see why everyone is bothered by his sarcasm....but that could be because im sarcastic too...

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Mr. Duren is great, and people sould stop complaining about CONSTRUCTIVE criticism. Just practice, gosh darn it!

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Mr Duren's the funnies guy you'll ever meet. he can make almost anything into a joke like mike myers (austin powers) except D rooge is better. he's a great conductor but it's hard to determine where beats 3 and 4 are but ill get used to it.

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You missed the boat!!!!
there's no carmina in our burana

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Mr. Duren, don't EVER give up. All of these naieve insults are BOGUS! They're all jealous! Being a part of this highly talented organization has given me memories that I will treasure FOREVER! I hope my kids will meet ya oneday! God BLESS you!

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He needs to respect other peoples feelings and quit with the whole guilt trip crap. He is so lucky to have a band as good as he does. He's also losing very talented students b/c of his attitude

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He's too sarcastic and mean. I favors big time, which I hate. Yeah, he may be a good director and make our band sound good but I don't like him

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GO Mr. D!

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Mr. Duren is Awesome! He makes me laugh and I love playing in the Wind Ensemble. It is the highlight of my day - Everyday!

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Mr.D is the best band teacher!!! favorite song is I Like to Eat Eat Eat Apples and Bannans.

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Mr D does a good job. I think if he could take a little time out of a rehersal to do a little one-on-one lesson with his students would be a good idea! Let's hear it for Gordo Man!

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Hope you last another 15 yrs. Glad your my band director Mr. Jimmy D.

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he is a roundabout comedian he's so cool he's the best

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put that Carmina in your Burana

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mr duren is great....and whoever posted his name, its durEn not durAn

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great director, gotta love him

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Mr. D is the BEST!

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