Undoubtedly one of the easiest and scariest teachers to anger, but one of the best. And sousa was NOT fired, he was let go by the town do to "budget" issues- something mr. b fought against tirelessly
Why didn't mr b choose music that wwas INTERESTING and DIFFERENT and OUT THERE!!!???
Mr. Bettencourt makes learning music uncomfortable. This guy is the worst teacher I have ever met. WA needs a teacher kids can relate too. That teacher was Mr. Souza.TobadBfiredhim
His basic music theory class is harder than most honors classes at our school. He pushes you and sometimes lacks logic, but is generally a pretty good guy. Clarity is an issue.
I had numerous classes with B in the mid-90s. Good guy, knows what he's talking about -- maybe not a great guy to hang out with, but you'll learn music from him -- no question.
very good teacher with lots of experience. plus its good to get away from the stupid popular kids of the 2006 class to do something u like.
Mr. B, you gave me a bad grade for the quarter and you have a really bad temper, but you're still cool.
Mr B. wants nothing but the best for the band. he is very strict, and very particular, but it makes us a better ensemble. he challenges everyone to grow.
Great Musician, Great Teacher. Very tough, but he only wanted the best for the school and the students.
Great musician and director - he's picky but that's how the ensemble improves. Has high standards.
He is tough on students, but he may be the most talented musician I've met in my life, and he definitely tries his best to help us become great musicians.
One of the best teacher I have ever had. He will take the time ti help you when ever you ask him. All he asks is the you try your hardest and youll do fine.
Personally, I like Mr. Bettencourt. Without a shadow of a doubt, he has a very mean side, but if you work hard, he'll be nice to you.
I like him, even though most don't. He is very well respected, and he is a great musician/ teacher. If you get on his good side, he will like you. PRACTICE!!!!
he is large and grumpy. he does a lot for the music program though.
Mr. B can make you cry, but he'll be in your corner if you work hard.