Mr. Clowes has definitely been one of my favorite teachers of all time. He helps his students a lot and you definitely cannot be shy around him and he'll encourage you to speak up more.
He is a really good teacher he can get on your nerves at times but over all he helps you reach your full musical potential. If you play,listen,and dont talk when he is giving instructions then he will be a easy teacher for you.
Although Mr. Clowes is probably one of the most strictest musicians, he does this for the best of the band. He is an amazing and wonderful teacher who motivates us in succeeding and going above and beyond. My family absolutely loves him and thanks to him, I came to love and appreciate music more. He makes us feel part of the East Meck band family and when it comes to Marching band competitions in October, he proves to us and himself what a phenomenal musician he is. There is no teacher like him.
Before 9th grade, I was really cocky bc I thought I was the best ever. Mr Clowes single handedly stripped me of my arrogance and provided me with genuine confidence. Bc of him I've learned to believe in myself w/o being cocky. He's extremely strict, but his strictness causes you to reach your full potential. He's always there to help if you need it, and if you aren't wasting his time. I wish some of my current teachers were more like him. He made me the leader I am today.
Mr.Clowes is and always will be the best high school teacher i ever had. while sometime misunderstood by students Mr.Clowes proves every day that he is one of the best marching band directors in the state. His ongoing commitment to the marching band program has influenced many peoples lives including myself and my family. Mr.Clowes is a good representation of what East Meck is truly about and hopefully East Meck will continue to hire great mentors like the great Mr.Clowes. class of 2012!
Mr. Clowes holds his standards high but he is awesome at what he does and takes his job very seriously. He is strict but always has his students' best interests at heart. He is easy to get along with and frequently encourages us to do our very best. He's most definitely the best band director around!
Mr. Clowes is a wonderful teacher and a great band director. He commands respect from his students without being harsh or unreasonable. His standards are high, but achievable. He is a very nice man with a passion for what he does. His patience is awe-inspiring. Very few people are capable of doing what he does.
Clowes is amazing. You're supposed to hate him, but if you're not an imbecile, you would grow to love him and so would he. How can you expect to be one of the best bands in North Carolina if you have a lenient teacher.
Mr. Clowes was just an average teacher, nothing more, nothing less. If you plan on becoming a proffesional though, youll come up a bit empty handed with him
i love how he puts down everyone.. i dont think he will talk to you unless its to show how inferior he is
HE may be REALLY MEAN but i love him...yea i said it