Band is optional. You do not have to take band. Waechter expects you to be in band because you are serious about band. Sometimes he is a little too serious. He is like a college professor more than a high school teacher, admittedly, but he will turn you into a real musician!
Mr. Waechter is amazing. He turns every student into not just a better musician, but a better person. He MAKES the band. I'll always remember you Waechter! ~band is life and life is band <3
He does not yell, humiliate or destroy self esteems- he teaches kids how to grow up. Best teacher I've ever had!
Good teacher, but gives little individual attention, gives hard assignments, and yells at people. He also definitely has his favorite students and is bad at putting in grades on time. He humiliates kids frequently.
Mr. Waechter is a great guy that just has his own teaching style. In my opinion, he is kinda harsh on 7th grade, but to 8th grade and up he's nice and funny. BAND IS LIFE AND LIFE IS BAND! THE BEUTY OF THE BLUE BOOK!
Good teacher but he destroys people self esteems, picks favorties, and insults people
while sometimes mr waechter can be very funny, he also can make people feel very uncomftorable and bad about themselves. he doesnt care if he forces a student into tears and will stop at nothing.
I think that mr waechter is an awesome teacher he just had his own style
best band most people will ever play in thanks to waechter. wonderful conductor and really knows music.
Mr. Waechter gets a bad reputation from being hard, but he's one of the best teachers Ive ever had. Our concert band is as good as other school's symphonic bands because of him!
Probably the best teacher I've ever had! True he's tough but thats b/c he wants the best for the band. If u take the chance to get to know him, you'll find that hes a GREAT guy!
im in college now.I didn't really like W.in high school because of meanness,but he was one of the best teachers i had.Ladue band is better than the majority of college bands.really
He's a great teacher who understands the stress high-school students are under. He connects with his students - "if we were the trees around the pond..."Band!
Tough guy - sarcastic and no tolerance for slack. Great sense of humor and a superb band director
Mr. Waechter enjoys embarassing students in class and choosing favorites. He tries to make people nervous so they will mess up.
Super awsome,.........the best band teacher in the united states, the band teacher in new york will propably be all punyish in compair...
Good band director and he gets what he wants but sometimes you and him just dont get along but its still fun to be in band especially if your friends r 2
If music education and authoritarian coercion were lions, Waechter would be the lion king (or tamer if you prefer).