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Meet Mr. Mayo

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Mr. Mayo

John Mayo, in his first year as the Director of Music for Lyons-Decatur Northeast in Lyons, Nebraska. He directs all high school and junior high music ensembles as well as elementary band. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, John grew up in Papillion, Nebraska. Prior to his appointment with Lyons-Decatur Northeast Schools, he was the Pep Band Director for Midland Lutheran College for nearly two years, Director of Bands for Stanton Community Schools, and Director of Music and Worship for Trinity Lutheran Church in Papillion, Nebraska. John strives to stay active in different aspects of the music community as a guitar educator, songwriter, composer, arranger, and performer.

EDUCATION

University of Nebraska at Omaha; Omaha, NE (Masters of Music in Music Education)

Wayne State College; Wayne, NE, (15 credit hours towards a Master's Degree in Instruction and Curriculum)
Midland Lutheran College; Fremont, NE, 2004 (Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education: Music Performance and Music Education, Minor: Youth and Family Ministry )
Papillion-LaVista High School; Papillion, NE, 1999 (High School Diploma)

PROFESSIONAL BELIEF
I believe that being involved in a music ensemble can be one of the most rewarding experiences. I hope to create that experience everyday for as many of my students as possible. My role as the Director of Music for Lyons-Decatur Northeast is to assist in the development of musical and life skills of my students through the performance of instrumental and vocal music.

ORGANIZATIONAL INVOLVEMENT
Blair Area Community Band, Alpha Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Psi Alumni Advisor, Fremont Alumni Club, Norfolk Rescue Mission, Burt County Brass, Oakland Evangelical Free Church

HONORS/AWARDS
2007 Stanton Community Schools Teacher of the Year, Wayne State College Dean’s List, Citation for Outstanding Musicianship from the International Association for Jazz Education, 2005 Secondary Student Educator of the Year, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Scholarship


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
Association of American Educators, Nebraska Music Educators Association, Nebraska State Bandmaster's Association, Lyons-Decatur Education Association