Director of Bands
Mrs. Susan Eckerle is in her first year as the Thomas S. Wootton High School Director of Bands in Rockville, Maryland. In the 2018 – 2019 school year, the Wootton Marching Band won the USBands Maryland and National Group 3A Marching Band Championship and in December 2018, the Jazz Band earned all superiors at the District II Jazz Band Festival. In February 2019, the Wootton Chamber Winds performed at the Maryland Music Educators Association Annual Conference. As a spouse of a career U.S. Naval Officer, Mrs. Eckerle has taught in the public school systems of Maryland, Mississippi, and Hawaii. Her concert bands have consistently earned excellent and superior ratings on the District and State Level, and she continually fields competitive marching bands.
Under her direction, the La Plata High School Marching Band won the USBands Maryland Group 1A State Championship in 2016 and 2017. Her bands have performed at the Pentagon, USS Sterett(DDG104) commissioning, Governor Martin O’Malley’s Inaugural Parade, MetLife and M&T stadiums and John F. Kennedy Millennium Stage. She earned her Bachelor of Instrumental Music Education at Louisiana State University, where she studied with Mr. Frank Wickes. She earned her Master of Arts, Performance (Conducting) at California State University, Fresno, where she worked with Dr. Lawrence Sutherland and Dr. Gary Gilroy. Mrs. Eckerle holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education, Maryland Music Educators Association and National Band Association. She is married to Brian Eckerle, who is a Vice-President at Irving Shipbuilding, Halifax, NS and they have one son, a sophomore at Mississippi State University.
Director of Orchestras & Assistant Director of Bands
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