Bill Humbert Leadership © 2014
“Bill has an incredible sensitivity and innate ability to communicate to students in an efficient and effective language. Rarely have I been in the presence of anyone who sets and attains such high goals with an enthusiastic teaching style unknown in common hours.”
Tim Lautzenheiser, President – Attitude Concepts for Today
Bill Humbert received his Bachelor and Master of Music in Education degrees from Arizona State University. He has been teaching band in Arizona for 31 years, and is currently in his 18th year as the Director of Concert Bands at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. His duties at the college include serving as the director of the concert band program, coordinating and teaching the instrumental music education program, as well as, teaching courses in conducting, music theory, applied trumpet, and chamber music ensembles. Under his direction, the band program at GCC has tripled in size.
In addition to his duties at Glendale Community College, Mr. Humbert is active throughout the country as a clinician and adjudicator in the areas of concert band, marching band, jazz band, and orchestra. He is the Director of Pinnacle Leadership, which provides student leadership and motivational workshops throughout the country for collegiate, high school, junior high, and middle school students. Additionally, he is the Director of the Arizona Leadership Conference, a summer leadership program for high school music students, and is a member of the teaching staff of the California Leadership Academy. Bill is also an Educational Clinician for Conn-Selmer Division of Education.
The Arizona Music Educator’s Association in 2013 honored Mr. Humbert as the Arizona Music Educator of the Year, and also honored him with the Careers in Music Award in 2016. Additionally he has been a recipient of the American School Band Director’s Association Distinguished Band Director’s Award, as well as, the recipient of the George C. Wilson Leadership Service Award from the Arizona Music Educator’s Association. Mr. Humbert is a Charter Member of the Arizona Chapter of Phi Beta Mu International School Bandmasters Fraternity and has also has served in many leadership positions throughout Arizona. He currently serves as the Immediate Past-President for the Arizona Band and Orchestra Director’s Association, as well as, serving on the ABODA State Festival Adjudication Committee.
Meet Bill Humbert