As of July 2017, I am no longer the webmaster at region15band.com. I created the site back in the 1995-1996 school year. It went through many different designs and styles. In the beginning the site was hosted by AOL, something like aol.com/members/rbx550 (I think). RBX550 refers to the model of my bass guitar.
At some point I taught myself HTML and how to register a domain name. Not easy, but it made the site much more interesting. Learning how to code nav menus was really trying. Then along came WordPress. I began using it somewhere around 2010 or so. I’ll never forget the feeling of editing the site in the browser. That was a huge game changer, considering what I had to do before that (write code on one computer, ftp it up to the site, etc.)
Then in 2014 I got the crazy idea to get my masters in educational administration. Somehow I graduated and I’m now the Campus Testing Coordinator at Cathey MS, where I was previously the assistant band director for 7 years and head band director for another 7 years. Now that I’m not in music any more, I had to give up publishing the site. Very sad, as I miss publishing (and teaching band, tabulating contests, and all that went with that) but I am now looking forward to a new career where I don’t ride school buses, keep grade books, or deal with unruly students. New career, new challenges, new beginnings.
But I digress. You’ll notice the content prior to this post is an import of the old region15band.com. I imported it just to keep a record, and to show the change. I intend to continue blogging here to help me keep a record of what goes on during the year with testing. Maybe next year (2018-2019) I’ll look back on this for reference.