The East Cleveland City School District is excited to announce that Randolph Woods Jr. will be the new director of the Mighty Shaw Cardinal Marching Band.
“Mr. Woods’ creativity and passion for music is unmatched,” said Shaw High School principal Larry Ellis. “I can’t wait to see what the marching band is going to do this year.”
In 2017, Mr. Woods revived the Rhythm Teens, an instrumental and vocal ensemble of Shaw High School students. The Rhythm Teens perform at numerous district and community events, most recently 141st Annual Shaw High School Commencement ceremony. The name Rhythm Teens is a throwback to the mid-1950s when the group was first formed as an extracurricular that allowed singers from the choir to perform alongside musicians from the orchestra.
“Our job is to build well-rounded individuals, young men and women who will grow to become strong global citizens. I want our students to feel empowered to be able to do what they want to do once they leave us. The Mighty Shaw Cardinal Marching Band is critical to that development,” said Mr. Woods. “The band gives students the opportunity to get plugged in, to get connected so that they can become successful. Our students need to be prepared for the next step, so let’s move forward.”