Degrees and Certifications:
Shenandoah Conservatory, B.A in Music Education
Mr. Samuel Durgin
Mr. Durgin will be one of the new Band and Guitar Teachers at RBMS for the 2023-2024 School Year!
Mr. Durgin is in his 4th year of teaching and his 1st year at River Bend Middle School. Mr. Durgin grew up in Sterling, attending Potowmack Elementary, River Bend Middle, and graduated from Potomac Falls High School in 2016. (Go Panthers!) After high school, Mr. Durgin attended Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA and graduated in May of 2020 with a Bachelor's in Music Education. His first job was at Battlefield Middle School, in Spotsylvania County, VA. While there, he increased retention rates and created exciting clubs for his students, including a chamber music club, a pep band, a percussion club, and a Jazz band. He also had the opportunity to work with Chancellor High School as a marching band staff member.
Mr. Durgin is excited about coming home to LCPS and the RBM family! Along with being a band director at RBM, he also serves as a marching band staff member for Potomac Falls High School and Tuscarora High School. He enjoys spending free time with his wife (band director at Tuscarora) and his two dogs, Tiger and Branson.
Mr. Durgin is a member of NAfME, VMEA, VBODA, and LEA.
Block 1: Percussion 7/Resource 7
Block 2: Band 8
Block 3: Brass 7 / Woodwinds 7
Block 4: Woodwinds 7 / Planning
Block 5: Music Lab / Music Lab
Block 6: Planning
Block 7: Plan / Woodwinds 6
Block 8: Percussion 6 / Woodwinds 6