Mr. Julian J. ChampionMusic
Band Master, West Point School of Music
Mr. Champion pursued his dream of establishing West Point School of Music in an effort to reach more youth through music. His love of music, gift of teaching, and ability to inspire has well assisted him in nurturing change in those who have come from environments wracked with mediocrity at best and insignificance at its worst. He says playing an instrument is no easy feat: “there is very little that can compare to mastering the ability to count while changing rhythms, manage to breathe while giving notes expression, and producing a melodious sound that maintains its beauty until the end.” He believes that once a child learns to read and play music, they very well understand they have accomplished something great and that nothing is impossible for them. He is especially concerned for those dealing with overwhelming challenges at home and where exposure to the arts is not commonplace.