He is my favorite teacher at Metuchen High, and he is really cool. Additionally, he is an amazing musician, as well as an amazing marching band director.
He's an amazing Director. Marching band is HARD, but if you're willing to put in the work and put aside your ego and really participate in the group, you will be amazed about what you accomplish. Marching band rules, and it's because Mess cares so much.
Low brass shall rule the earth one day. Oh and he's a cool guy. Exam to hard though.
Alright, so we hit a bump in the 2013 season, so what? He just set the bar a little higher than some slackers were comfortable with. I still had a lot of fun (and was very in shape that year post-camp). Excellent teacher/band director. He really knows what he's doing, and has a huge heart. I wouldn't trade those four years in marching band for the world. Love me some Mess :)
Mess is the best band director ever! Always positive and very very funny. You gotta have him for marching band!!!
He threw away fun in marching band to become a "serious, good" marching band, but it isn't working... He threw away the true purpose of marching band for no good reason. It's not like the band got significantly better by throwing away fun or entertainment.