All of you halfwits saying that Carlson is a Jack in the Box don't know what you are saying! He is the best band director I have ever had. I played trumpet and he showed me how to trumpet harder than ever before. I recommend him to anyone who wants to take band. Please don't say he is a bad guy, he is the best!!!!!! #Carlson4President
Worst Teacher I have ever had. He took over the band department and completely ruined every good thing the previous band director had done. He was unfair, manipulative, and all around a terrible guy. I felt uncomfortable around him and he made three years of high school and band an absolutely awful experience. Not an asset to Grand Valley in the least.
He needs to pick better music for marching band. The music picked is terrible. One of the reasons the band gets such a band rep.
Horrible teaching skills. "Always positive, always everybody, always good tone." He's almost never positive, always makes decisions on his own when he insists the band as a whole made the decision, and I'm unsure of good tone...
Mr. Carlson is awesome!!! He helped me through high school in more ways than one.
Good teacher. Needs to update the grand valley page more often, instead of playing Doom 3 and Half Life 2.
Although Mr. Carlson isn't directing our band anymore he is the computer lab genius and he is very helpful when it comes to the computers!