This week, Nick Averwater continues his conversation with Dr. Mike Yopp, Director of Bands at Middleton High School in Middleton, TN, a town of just a few hundred people in the southwestern part of the state. The high school serves Middleton and several surrounding communities as part of the Hardeman County School District. In March of 2023, a few weeks after this conversation, it was announced that, in the Fall, Dr. Yopp will be relocating to Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, TN where he will be a professor, and Director of the newly-formed jazz band.
In this episode we'll learn more about the recruitment strategies and philosophies that have served Dr. Yopp so well in seven different programs at the high school and college level.
Our conversation was recorded January 26, 2023. We've broken it up into two episodes, and this is part two.