"Taking Music to the Student"

Fayetteville/Springdale Band

Registration now for the Fall 2017 - 

Sandy Nieves graduated from the Interlochen Arts Academy in 2005 with high honors and an emphasis in Clarinet Performance and Conducting. There he studied clarinet under Nathan Williams and conducting under Mathew Hazelwood while performing with the Interlochen Academy Symphonic Band. In 2010 he received his Bachelor of the Arts from the University of Arkansas with an emphasis in clarinet performance. During his undergraduate he served as principal clarinet in the U of A Wind Symphony and U of A Symphony Orchestra. He also performed with Inspiration Point Opera Company's 2007 season. In 2008 Sandy was selected as runner-up in the U of A concerto competition, playing an excerpt of the Weber clarinet concerto with the U of A Symphony Orchestra later that year. In 2015 Sandy began working as conducting assistant to Dr. Robert Mueller while studying conducting with Dr. Janinine Wagar which culminated in conducting performances with the University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in 2015, 2016, and 2017. Sandy now serves and Band Director for Arkansas Regional bands, teaching the Fayetteville Regional Bands. ​


Mr. Nieves' email -


Band Meets - Thursdays - 

Advanced Band 4:30 - 5:45 pm

​Beginning Band 5:45-6:45 pm


Sequoyah United Methodist Church

1910 Wire Road

Fayetteville, AR


Registration Fee:  $20.00 Annually

1st Student $40.00 per month

2nd Student $15.00 per month

Each Additional Student $5.00 per month


Beginning Band Students:

Essential Elements with EEi - Book 1


* Each student needs a portable music stand

* Your instrument

Reeds, valve oil, and etc

Percussion players need your own pair of sticks