Average 4.57 based on 40 teacher ratings
Lafe Cook is a Music teacher at Dobyns - Bennett High School located in Kingsport, Tennessee and part of Kingsport School District. Lafe Cook's 40 teacher ratings contributes to Dobyns - Bennett High School's ranking of 14 in Tennessee. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Dobyns - Bennett High School is 4.39 stars.
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Mr.Cook does play favorites, mostly to section leaders, but love all his students and is amazing. Many people hate on him, but this year he helped comp. band make finals!!! I just randomly stumbled across this website and decided to leave my opinion. Mr.Cook will push you to your best but you have to make your own decision. I recommend joining the Dobyns Bennett Band and trying it out, but first you have to get through Middle School band, and M.S. band camps, and every band camp for you at DB.

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Lafe Cook is a decorated music educator and a member of the American Bandmaster's Association. Under his direction, the band has achieved a panoply of prestigious milestones including both The Sudler Flag for outstanding concert band performance and The Sudler Shield for outstanding marching band performance. The marching band consistently places in the top 20 in the country and the concert band is consistently one of the top ensembles in America. Lafe has a passion for education.

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Mr. Cook is an amazing teacher because he loves seeing his students succeed music and leadership.

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your best friend until you quit band

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Mr. Cook is awesome

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Not interested in music unless you are interested in Marching. Cannot play in orchestra (wind instr.) unless you march, march....

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Ok well La-fey is awesome!He knows exactly when to say the things that he needs to say, and he knows when to back off.He is really nice, but pushy in a good way sometimes. He is a great band director!

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he's cool, funny, and just a popular guy..band rocks...

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hes pretty good, he helps my win metals from greenville

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He can be a bit immature sometimes but he's pretty awesome once you get to know him.

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GO BAND! and golf cart tantrums.

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What can I say, he's helped me lots. He's not as involved with orchestra as he could be. He does have favorites, but I still love him

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Cook is awesome. That's all there is to it. He's a great band director, and he pushes us to be our very best.

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MR.COOK IS MY HERO!

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I dislike Mr. Cook a lot. I could list all the reasons, but I only can type 180 characters here, not 1800.

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I think Mr. Cook is AWESOME too!

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Mr. Cook is awesome. Don't see why everyone hates him. The band is awesome! JOIN IT!

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Great teacher...even in orchestra...has taught me so much and is really funny and you can even hang out with him!

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okay guys back down on the orchestra thing... if you guys actually practiced, and tried you'd be better, don't ever put everything on the director....

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pretty cool

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Cook is awesome! I dont see how ya'll can say bad stuff about him!

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i graduated a few years ago...and i loved mr. cook's band program!

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COOK RULES!

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coulda done more for the orchestra--but we did good so i'm not really gonna complain

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People don't like him at times because he is always focused on the next goal. But lets face it the band rules!

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He really isn't nice. He's fake. Despite popular belief, he isn't rich! he has favorites. DON'T JOIN BAND IF YOU have DIGNITY!

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He needs to get more intrested in the orchestra-Cause they rock!

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Wow.. i guess if you're a favorite or in the band... but he's done didly for the orchestra

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is ur a favorite you have it made

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I loveee mr cook!!!

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Great leader!

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Don't leave us. . . or at least not for 2 years. . . ur the best!

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Mr. Cook is so awesome

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plays favorites, hope your on his good side

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Mr Cook is the coolest teacher at db

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i like me a tn band

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i think hes cool

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go lafe

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Its Cook.. he gets the point across. But tis band so.. lol

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