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All about Freeland


Everyone hears the wonders of band but do you know the man behind it all?

Tom Freeland is the director and overseer of the band program here at Hillcrest high school. Other than symphonic band he also teaches Jazz band and guitar/ music appreciation class. While also being the director for Hillcrests marching band. 

He’s been teaching here at hillcrest for 38 years. Isn’t that something? He became a teacher because he just knew that was his calling in life. He always had the dream of being a band director and it surely seems like he achieved it. 

His first instrument was the trumpet and even to this day he’s truly a master at playing it even though he might say his playing is nothing special. Freeland has said that his inspiration to continue teaching is the students. He loves to see the students improve in their musical abilities and open their eyes to the bright musical future ahead of them if they wish to pursue their talents. Finally Freeland had stated that he loved to learn. He said he could sit in a class and have the most fun just learning something new. 

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So next time you should see Freeland, why not try and wave to him. He’s a great teacher and a amazing musician. 

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Niyla Moore, Staff Reporter
Niyla Moore has only recently joined the rampage, making this her first official year on the team. She spends a lot of her time playing video games and watching TV series. Niyla takes much interest in writing and hopes to broaden her skills and even turn her writing skills into a career. She loves to make friends of similar interests and she is also in the Hillcrest marching band and DND club.  If you ever see her in the hallways don't be afraid to shout and wave!

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