• 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 second year here at the MS (9th 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, 7th & 8th Grade Band, and Jazz Band. Students who had previous experience on an instrument and beginners are all welcome to join the band!! We have two main 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 9th year in Upper Merion, and second 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 27, 2019