New Yorktown band director excited to be here

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By Robert Proctor

Yorktown News-View

Before accepting his first head band director position, Paul Higgins has been able to go all over the world and learn about music. From Atlanta to Europe, he now finds himself in Yorktown.

Higgins was in choir before becoming interested in band.

“I started out as a vocalist,” Higgins recalled. “I was in the Atlanta Boy Choir for six years. I toured Europe, and we won a Grammy. I had a great experience doing that.”

He started in band by playing clarinet, because his mother had a clarinet. He later gravitated towards percussion in high school.

“That’s my main instrument,” Higgins said of percussion. “I played clarinet up until my sophomore year of high school, and I saw the drumline. I was like “That’s the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.” They put me on bass drum my sophomore year, then I progressed enough to play snare drum.”

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