Thu, 30 April 2015
WYC 043 – Cameron Gish - What a Sports Coach can learn from a Band Director - Harnessing Enthusiasm and Creating a Vision
WYC 043 – What a Sports Coach can learn from a Band Director - Cameron Gish talks Harnessing Enthusiasm and Creating a Vision
I’m really excited about today’s guest – because it’s out of the ordinary and unique – today, instead of interviewing a youth sports coach – we’re interviewing Cameron Gish – who is a middle school band director. I got the vision for interviewing him when my family moved to Franklin Tennessee last Spring – and we attended a band performance which my niece and 2 of my nephews were in – and several things stuck out to me – The precision with which the band did everything was very impressive. But the biggest thing was seeing the passion that Cameron had for this band – and how contagious that was within the band members. Then I was shocked to hear that a band at this middle school hadn’t existed 2 years ago and Cameron had started it from the ground up. Needless to say, in this performance I watched Cameron’s school, Hillsboro Middle School - earn ‘grand champion’ honors. Cameron has created a vision for this group of kids, and the awesome culture he creates has led to the band exploding and growing bigger and more popular each of his 4 years at Hillsboro.
One huge idea I took from Cameron was in the 2nd quarter where he shares a great way to challenge the kids to practice perfectly. Another huge idea was in the 3rd quarter when he talks about the Sunshine Folder – and be sure to listen to the free giveaway I offer up if you help fill up Cameron’s sunshine folder. I hope you enjoy his insights and stories!