• About Me

    Name: Mr. Spangler
    School: Middle School
    Room No.: B146
    Position: Music Teacher

    Email: tspangler@umasd.org

    Phone: extension 8866


    Welcome! My name is Mr. Spangler, and I am the band director at UM Middle School. It is my first year here at the MS (8th in UM), and I am very excited for the adventure that awaits! I was formerly the music teacher at Candlebrook Elementary for 7 years.  There I taught general music classes to students in grades K-4, 3rd & 4th grade strings and 4th grade band. 
    Here at the MS I teach band lessons to students in 5th-8th grades. I also have several ensembles including 5th Grade Band, 6th Grade Band, and 7th & 8th Grade Band. Students who had previous experience on an instrument and beginners are all welcome to join the band!! We have two concerts during the school year: one in December and one in May. We also particpate in various festivals and events.  
    All band lessons are 30 minutes, once a week,  and occur during the instructional day.  Lessons are scheduled to minimize disruptions to the student's academic classes. If you have a child who is interested in playing an instrument, please do not hesitate to contact me!
    I am a product of Upper Merion education! I attended Bridgeport Elementary for 1st and 2nd grades and then switched to Caley Elementary for 3rd and 4th grades. After graduating from UMAHS, I attended Messiah College where I earned my Bachelor's degree in Music Education. I completed my Master's Degree in Wind Conducting from Messiah College in 2017. I am always looking for ways to continue my education!
    At the beginning of my teaching career, I held a long-term substitute position at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic School in West Chester, PA during the 2009/2010 school year. At Ss. P&P, I was responsible for teaching general music classes for grades K-8. I was also responsible for preparing the students for their annual Christmas play. Ss. P&P offered me a great start to my teaching career! For the 2010/2011 school year, I was the LTS general music teacher/chorus director at Tredyffrin-Easttown Middle School in Berwyn, PA. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, where I taught general music grades 5-8 and directed the 5/6 chorus, 7/8 chorus, and Cantabile. This is my 8th year in Upper Merion, and first year at the Middle School. I previous taught at Candlebrook Elementary for 7 years. I anticipate an exciting year reconnecting with former students and meeting new ones!
Last Modified on August 31, 2018