Al Nelson was my band instructor for 4 years between 1997-2001. Al Nelson was one of the people who influenced my life in a tremendous way. When I joined marching band, way back in 1997, Al made such an impression on a 14 year old dance guard girl that it has made a difference in her entire life. When things got difficult, this girl recalled the great speeches this man, Al Nelson, gave to his students on those nights fighting for the championship competitions. He's an amazing influence ! <3 u Al
Best Band teacher!!! too bad he no longer works in Granada, he just left one day without letting anyone know. A lot of people said that it was family issues and many said Granada fired him. He still has his stuff in the band room so if he did get fired then that sucks because they didn't even give him time to pack up
A truly Awesome man.
Al is the best. Will miss him in Marching band, he teaches jazz band now and I think you should join it. Jazz band has grown over the years into a huge class! Trust me, you'll love it!
Al makes students want to enjoy music. He helps motivate children, and repeats things over until you know it for sure.
Mr. Al Nelson the best band director in the world, full of wisdom and knowledge, you will never find a director as good as Al.
WARNING HALF OF THESE REVIEWS ARE INTENDED TOWARDS A MATH TEACHER, HALF ARE FOR A BAND TEACHER. AL NELSON IS THE BAND INSTRUCTOR. Al repeats a lot of the same things over and over again so it's drilled into our heads. He's nice sometimes, but mostly scary if you don't know him well. He yells a lot but cool outside of class. To me, he's intimidating. But I'm in his class because I love the people you meet in marching band.
both teachers are bad. nelson th emath teacher doesnt teach let alone know how and likes to hear his own voice. nelson the music teacher is cold and only like his favorite students.
WOULD YOU PEOPLE STOP COMMENTING BAD THINGS OMG THIS IS AL NELSON MARCHING BAND TEACHER NOT THE HORRIBLE MATH ONE JEEZ..... but if you dont mind having to get there early and leave late some days beca
This is not the Math teacher, this is the BAND teacher. great man. Great values only reason he has a bad review is because people are confusing him with the god awful math teacher.
AL=band. His passion for music is contagious, at times sickening. He is very sarcastic and mean in a funny way. I cant tell you how many times i got yelled at but its hilarious. AL IS THE MAN :P
FUNNIEST MAN ON EARTH! The things he does just makes you laugh! If you ever get him stick in his class he's great! Plus he LOVES new students
more or less hes a good teacher, if ur in marching band you dont really have to deal with him that much on a daily basis. dot books are pointless though, we've done fine without them so far.
stay on his good side and you shouldnt have a problem
Worst teacher i have ever had... ever. BS class transfer if you can.
Had him for keyboards and while we didn't learn to play through his teaching, we did learn to play it somewhat and he is a relaxed teacher. Rhythm journals are so pointless though.
rambles alot on and on and on about the same thing. restates sentences and wastes class time.
cant teach, makes too many mistakes. out of the 30 teachers i've had in my life time, i've got to say he is the most boring. if you have/had him, you have my sympathy.
Al maybe hard to talk to but he is an excellent teacher when it comes to the arts. He can have his mean moments but he has alot of personality
I'm in band. Al may own my soul, but that doesn't mean he's not my very best friend.
Band is GREAT, and Al is cool, but he scares me! I can never talk to him, 'cause imma fraid he'll start randomly screamin!
Watching the band practice and listening to how good they are is the result and dedication of Al nelson, getting up early is an advantage for the members.
This man should get paid more than he does. He puts in so much extra hours.He is so dedicated and we need more teachers like him. Al your the best!!!!!
this guy is amazing. He mkes the bad kids cry. He is really talented. And not to mention that he has an amazing career in the arts.
Al is the best. He is a really good musician, and a great teacher. He really cares about his students and the band.
He's so into winning that he forgets that we are individuals. He accused me of faking sick even though I was truely fainting on the field. Never again. bad exp.
If you don't mind starting school at 6:45 am everyday and not having social life, being in marching band is very cool. For music lovers, it's great place to learn new instruments and meet new people. Al is a talented musician and trumpet player. You'll ei