“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 36 years, and is currently in his 23rd 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. Under his direction, the band program at GCC has tripled in size. Ensembles under his direction have achieved a record of excellence and consistency in the areas of concert, marching, and jazz ensemble performance, including many state, regional, and national recognitions. Bill also teaches music education courses at Ottawa University-Arizona, and serves as the liaison between Glendale Community College and Ottawa University-Arizona in their Music Education Partnership.
In addition to his duties at Glendale Community College, Bill 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 Founder and Director of Bill Humbert Leadership LLC, which provides student leadership, team building, and motivational workshops throughout the country for collegiate, high school, junior high, and middle school students. Additionally, he is the Founder and Director of the Arizona Leadership Conference, a summer leadership program for high school music students, and is a member of the teaching faculty of the California Leadership Academy. Bill also serves as an Educational Clinician for the Conn-Selmer Corporation.
The Arizona Music Educator’s Association in 2013 honored Bill 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. Bill 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 the Arizona music community, including President for the Arizona Band and Orchestra Director’s Association (2015-2017). He resides in Surprise, Arizona with his amazing wife, Stacy, and their energetic puppies, Frankie and Murphy.