Mrs. Janice Paris - Director of Bands
Janice Paris came to Nelsonville-York in the fall of 2003. She began her career teaching junior high band and choir, 7th grade general music, and team-teaching elementary bands. Mrs. Paris worked alongside Mr. Terry Robb for six years as the associate high school marching band director. Upon his move to administration in 2009, Mrs. Paris became the Director of Instrumental Music for NY City Schools.
Currently, Mrs Paris teaches high school piano labs and all of the bands from grades 5-12, including marching band, pep band, and a volunteer jazz band. Her students have achieved numerous superior and excellent ratings at OMEA District 17 Solo and Ensemble events. They have also been very successful at OMEA marching band and large group competitions. High school members have represented Nelsonville-York across the state in honor bands at Capitol University, Bowling Green, Ohio University, and the Ohio All-State Band.
Prior to establishing her life in Nelsonville, Janice Paris (Tatman) graduated from Logan Elm High School where her directors were Mr. James A. Chickrell (band) and Mr. Dan Jones (choir). She completed her Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Ohio University in Athens. She was a proud member of the OU trombone studio and marched for five years with the Marching 110. Mrs. Paris now resides in Nelsonville with her husband and two beautiful daughters.