Magnolia High School Band
Magnolia High School Music Department Philosophy
Our mission is to provide students with a rich and meaningful education through the field of music, with a dual focus. Firstly, we aim to develop musicians for the future, nurturing their musical talents, skills, and creativity. Secondly, we are dedicated to cultivating productive citizens of society for our future.
Key Principles and Objectives:
1. Musical Excellence: We strive for musical excellence by offering a comprehensive curriculum that encompasses music theory, history, and performance across various genres.
2. Inclusivity and Equity: We welcome all students, regardless of their background or prior musical experience, and work to create a diverse and inclusive musical community.
3. Personal Growth: We believe in the power of music to foster personal growth, confidence, and self-expression in our students.
4. Community Engagement: We actively engage with our local community through performances, workshops, and collaborative projects, instilling a sense of responsibility and service in our students.
5. Lifelong Learning: We encourage a lifelong love for music, fostering a passion that extends beyond the classroom and into the future.
6. Mentorship and Leadership: We provide opportunities for mentorship and leadership development, empowering experienced students to guide and inspire their peers.
7. Innovation and Adaptation: We stay at the forefront of music education, incorporating modern teaching methods and technology to prepare students for the ever-evolving world of music.
8. Cultural Appreciation: We celebrate the richness of musical traditions from around the world, fostering an appreciation for cultural diversity and global perspectives.
9. Continuous Improvement: We continuously assess and enhance our programs based on feedback from students, teachers, and the community, ensuring relevance and effectiveness.
By adhering to these principles and objectives, the Magnolia High School Music Department is committed to shaping not only talented musicians but also responsible and engaged citizens who contribute positively to society through their love for and understanding of music."
Our overarching goal is to empower students to become lifelong advocates and practitioners of music, who not only excel in their musical pursuits but also contribute positively to society. We aim to achieve this by providing a nurturing environment that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and a deep appreciation for the transformative power of music. Through comprehensive education, meaningful community engagement, and continuous innovation, we strive to prepare our students for a future where they can make a lasting impact as both musicians and responsible citizens."
This goal statement reflects the department's commitment to both musical excellence and the personal growth and development of its students, aligning with the broader mission and philosophy.
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Jacob Hoskins
Jacob Hoskins is the Music Director at Magnolia High School, located in New Martinsville, WV. With eight years of dedicated teaching experience at Magnolia, he has deep roots in the institution, having graduated in the class of 2010. Jacob's journey in music education commenced with the acquisition of a Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Marshall University in 2015, followed by the attainment of a Master's degree in Music from Boston University in 2022.
He firmly believes that music is for everyone, regardless of their skill or age. In his role as an educator, Jacob works with students of all levels, helping them realize their full potential as musicians. Whether they are beginners or advanced, his goal is to guide them on their journey to becoming the best musicians they can be.
Throughout his career, Jacob has had the privilege of instructing a comprehensive range of subjects, including Band, Choir, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, Guitar, Piano, STEAM, and Music Theory. His pedagogical philosophy extends beyond music, emphasizing the impartation of vital life skills to prepare students for their future pursuits.
2023-2024 MHS Band Students:Flutes:
- Jessica Beavin- Sophomore
- Aubrey Eddy- Sophomore
- Addison Yeager- Freshman
- Kaylee Leichliter- Junior Field Commander
- Bethany Thomas- Junior
- Vanessa Cogar- Junior
- Tyler Stevens- Senior
- Jana Hartline- Freshman
- Joseph Matheny- Senior
- Victorino Valentin- Sophomore
- Brayden Grimes- Sophomore
- Matthew Scharf- Junior
- Nicholas Matheny- Sophomore
- Hunter Cooley- Sophomore
- Andrew Yeager- Senior
- Erin Cunningham- Senior
- Angelina Warren- Junior
- Kyra Fox- Freshman
- Alex Yeager- Sophomore
- Aidan Long- Sophomore
- Ray Richard- Freshman
Grants and Awards
- Arts Link $500 Grant- 2022