He is the most amazing director someone could ever have. Yes he's tough, but his ethic shows off in the absolute amazing quality of the bands. He has taught me so much and we are LUCKY to have someone as knowledgeable as him.
Proof of his excellence in leading the band is the continued growth. They have a sound that is unmatched by many area bands. He doesn't depend on gimmicky performances. Just well-developed sound and precision marching.
Mr. Degrees was a positive role model for my son. He had him for 7 years, middle and high school. I was an active band parent and never witnessed him demean a student or bully them. He has high expectations, but that is what makes him a good teacher. I have witnessed Mr. Monroe yell and single out students by name. I was embarrassed for the students. He targets students who struggle with the material and marching.
I am astonished to see such positive ratings for Mr. Dereese. My son had him as a band teacher in elementary and middle school. It was a terrible experience. He embarrassed, degraded and bullied my son on a regular basis. He has no tolerance or understanding. If you have a child who has challenges of any kind- he will show no mercy. Rather he will exploit and demean the child for it. I have spoken to several parents recently and they have expressed similar concerns as well. Truly sad!
Steeeevieee D! The only people who don't like StevieD are the burnouts and failures who take band as a blow off. Don't waste a man's time and expect him to love you. That being said, excellent band director.
Stevie D is seriously the best band teacher I've ever had. He's hilarious and knows what he's talking about. He's willing to go the extra mile to help his students outside of class time like before or after school. Try hard and go to concerts and there's no way you can't get an A.
I love steevy D! He always makes the funniest jokes in band about people's playing and it makes me laugh.
great guy. ive been in band for 3 years. this is my 4th. he is great at his job. Great player. great conductor. very knowledgeable. great jazz band teacher.
A really good band director. He has high standards for marching band which helps make ours the best in the state.
He is awesome. The students respond and have a great time. The Dow Band rocks because of Mr. DeRees. Way to go!
best teacher eva, is funny when he sings rythems, great mentor, jazz, marching, concert, he got it all. Really encourageing,GET ON HIS GOOD SIDE,youll thank me latr, praise frm him is a great feeling
Stevie D is very fun to have. He is supportive of students, but doesnt treat them like they dont know anything. Getting praise from him is powerful, and most people who love band, love stevie D too.
Mr. Derees is a very good teacher. I have been student service for him for two years and I have never had a teacher that has praised me so much. Stevie D rocks the house.
i had mr. derees in middle school. he was alright i guess.