The worst teacher I've ever had. 95% of class consisted of us doing hw for other classes and eating in the practice rooms as he watched Disney movies in his office. I switched to Choir in 10th grade. By far the best decision I've made in high school. He made me lose my passion for Band and the Clarinet, and he contributed literally nothing to the Band department. I wish he had left a lot earlier, because it was clear his sickness also added to his lack of effort.
Knows his stuff and knows appropriate expectations needed for top notch success.
uses band funds to pay others to conduct for him. seats based on preference, not achievement. sits in a weird dark cave. picks only weird modern stuff and nothing normal to even contrast or vary. feti
G is an awful director, doesn't conduct tempo, swings his arms to the dynamics. also likes to start new peices faster than normal tempo, cuz thats awesome for learnin? and he picks really weird music
just blaze before band and you'll like it a whole lot more, i promise
Worst most egocentric bully teacher ever. Doesn't like kids, teaching. Mean and sarcastic and scary too. Everygody -- stay out of band whatever you do. Avoid his nastiness and mean put-downs.
G is a man who cares about him self, his heart is a black hole only concerning about wind symphony this year the symphony band has only 12 kids and 15 percussionists, if you read his sbo magazine interview you can see he says we have 4 band, total lie, we have 1 and a half. there are so many people who do stuff for g i dobut he knows most of the freshmans name this year, only reason he still has hisjob is becuase he pays clendaniel off with our "donations" yeah the donations were asked to give 20 timesa yr
What a waste of time marching band was this year. It was bad enough that last year we had to play our music while standing. This year, we didn't even march. I could think of a million better and more productive things to do with my time.
Worst waste of time and elective opportunity at Langley HS. Want to do something creative -- I suggest you try the art department. Take this class if you want to study the art of card playing.
worst teacher i ever had only cares about ws and blows off his other band if you audition and get into symphony band-quit it will be the biggest waste of your time to stay in there
I understand some of the frustration but I personally love the class, having been in WS from Fresh- Junior year. Mr. G is a extraordinary teacher the sucess of the band now relies with the students.
Worst music class ever. Not worth the meanness and sarcasm. Quality poorest in years. Ahhhhhhhh time to quit.
really turned around our program....developed one of the best Fairfax County Bands in less than four years.
One of the worst teachers you could ever have. Mean and disrespectful to anyone who disagrees with him. Marching Band is AWFUL.
Thank God the seniors are gone...we finally can get something done!! 2005-2006 is going to be a great year. Numbers are the highest in 10 years..quality is the best ever!! YES!
the respect he shows for his students (none) is returned to him as deserved
Mr. G you should not rate yourself here -- the "Me, Me, Me" = Langley is classic "G". I Can't imagine ANY student saying that. Nice to know you think we seniors are morons...:-(
1-Who knows how to conduct? Not G #2 Symphonic Metamorphosis stinks when you do it for 3 years. #3 Yup it's an elective so why does anyone take it with this guy teaching? --- = "G"
One more year and I am out of here. Band has been the most useless class my entire time at Langley.
Oh Geez, here we go again. It's marching band season and we are going to be so embarassed. I hope G shows up for more than 1/2 of band camp this year.
He doesn't rate himself. that's rediculous. the higher band tries, has fun and gets more out of it. the rest of you don't care and that's your own fault.
It is too bad that this person continues to be in charge of the band program. He doesn't teach, he isn't nice and we would be lot better off if he left.
he is an awesome teacher and always is willing to help...Im glad he came to langley...band is actually something now~
Mr. G teaches very little music to the lower band. It's an easy 'A' -- basically show up with your music and fog a mirror. But we don't learn anything.
Definitely watch out for marching band next year. The last two years were horrible and no one liked the music. We worked on very little music this year. :-(
G is a pain. He's an amazing conductor and we've done really well but his mood swings are horrible and he'll inspire you one day and make you cry the next.
WOW1 I can't believe how we sound and what we've achieved!! Definately one of the best directors in the country!!!!!!
He's always pushing us to new limits and making us do what we think we can't. We owe a lot. You can insult him back, and make him smile with coffee.
Awesome teacher! his conducting is inspiring. One of the hardest working teachers out there. Everyone should have a teacher like Mr. G!
expects great things..gives great things! I agree..parents (especially mine) should lay off. We are so happy to have him at Langley!!!Great teacher!
Mr. G was so awesome. The class was a lot of fun, I got a lot better, and we went to Carnegie, it doesn't get better than that.
Possibly one of the best high school band conductors in the country. Only the top go to Carnegie Hall!
Totally renewed the band program, he's the best thing that's happened to Langley in my 4 years there.