Interview with Mr. Nevens
By Skylar P.
I chose Mr. Nevens for my interview because he teaches music at three different elementary schools: Main, Aliso and Summerland, He teaches: the flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet, and trombone. He has three big concerts a year: Christmas assembly at each school, all district wide concert at the high School, end of the year concert at each school. He teaches about 100 kids in band in Carpinteria. Mr. Neven's hobby is flying airplanes, you may see him when he is not teaching band, out flying airplanes! He really enjoys it and wanted to learn to do this all his life.
Q: What is your full name?
A: Langdon Grant Nevens
Q: Where were you born?
A: Towns Vallejo, Californian
Q: What are your parent's names?
A: My dad's name is Howard and my mother's name is Jewel.
Q: What do you remember about the house you lived in?
A: It was a big two story house with big trees all around it. An alley ran behind it and we had a big workshop in the backyard.
Q: Tell me about your family?
A: I have a brother named Michael and a sister whose name is Barbara.
Q: Could you describe your profession to me?
A: I am the Carpinteria Unified School District elementary music teacher. I travel to the 3 elementary schools and provide their music programs.
Q: What path did you take to become a leader?
A: I went to college.
Q: Tell me something unusual that has happened to you?
A: I had a pet chicken as a boy that used to wake me up in the mornings. I was in the Army and I have my private pilot's license.
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