Marcus Chester's classroom is a place where all are welcome.
"You don't have to have musical experience, just a love for music in itself. I teach anybody and everybody who wants to learn how to play music," he says.
And if you learn it and love it, you may help the Academy of Richmond County add to its trophy collection.
He tells us, "You try to put yourself on a pedestal where we are the best. Even though it is a competition it is still friendly comraderie between other band programs and we try to make it fun as well as make a statement that Richmond is the better program on the block."
Mr. Chester makes sure his passion for his job is reflected in everything he does here.
"My grandfather always told me to do something that you love. Music was something that I fell in love with in college. I changed my major, so that I can work with music. Working with my students and seeing the gratitude and the fulfillment on their face when they make beautiful music, is what fills me with joy and keeps me coming back here through all the struggle and stress to teach them to have the same enjoyment for music that I do."
Way to go Marcus Chester, hitting the right notes and giving kids what it takes to achieve success.