Mr. Ashworth at ASU
  • I hope summer was a blast for everyone! I am super excited to get this school year rolling with a ton of music making in the band! This is my first year teaching in the Higley distrcit as an elementary band director. I look forward to sharing some awesome music moments this year.


    About the bands

    5th grade band is our beginning band - no experience is necessary.  Students will learn the in's and out's about what their instrument can do as well as how to play their instruments during class.

    6th grade band is comprised of both beginners and students with 1 year of experience. In this class we review the basics from year one and move on to the next level of musical skills preparing them for middle school band. 

    Feel free to email any questions you have at! I can‘t wait to work with your student this upcoming year!

    About the Teacher:

    My name is Clay Ashworth and I am the band director at Power Ranch Elementary, Bridges Elementary, and Coronado Elementary. Not only do I teach band at these amazinfg schools, but I also am Caption Head (just a fancy way to say Teacher) for the drumline at Higley High School During the Marching Band Season as well as the Winter Percussion Season. I also teach the Sossaman Indoor Percussion Ensemble at Sossaman Middle School during the Winter Percussion Season.


    Performance and Education Background:

    I was born and raised right here in the heart of Higley! I attended San Tan Elementary and moved on to go to to Higley High School. There I was a part of a lot of bands: the Higley Knights Marching Band, the Higley Indoor Percussion Ensemble, The Higley Jazz Band, and the Higley Symphonic and Concert Band. As you may notice, I was a bit of a Band Geek! After Higley High, I attended the one and only Arizona State University where I recieved my Bacahelor's for the arts in Music Education. During my time as ASU I was a part of the Sun Devil Marching Band, the Sun Devil Pep Band, and the Arizona State Symphonic and Concert Bands.


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