Eric Combs

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Eric Combs is the Director of Bands at Richland County Middle School in Olney, Illinois, where he teaches 6th-8th grade bands.  He is the 2020 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

Mr. Combs holds a Masters in Music Education from Eastern Illinois University.  He is the creator and administrator of “Band Directors Share.”  He also maintains the following Facebook pages:  “Sound Beginnings Beginner Band Series,” “Thoughts From a Beginning Band Director,” “Illinois Band Director Job Openings,” as well as the “Southern Illinois Band Directors” Facebook group.

Mr. Combs’ band program has been awarded four times through the NAMM Foundation’s “Best Communities for Music Education” program.  Under his direction, his rural school has been recognized twice by the US Congress.  Mr. Combs is also a 2019 Golden Apple Award winning educator.

For ALL of Mr. Combs’ free materials, visit his personal site.

Contact:  (Personal) ecombs@rccu1.net   

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