Band Directors

IMG_2186 (1)Sara Wiley is in her second year at South Belton as the Director of Bands, and has taught for over 20 years in Virginia, Maryland, Indiana, Mississippi and Texas.  Mrs. Wiley conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches beginning flute and brass classes (trumpet, horn, trombone, and euphonium).  Her primary instrument is flute.  Mrs. Wiley earned her Bachelor’s Degree in 2001 from Indiana University in Bloomington and completed post-graduate work at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD in 2005.

motlJanice G. Motl is in her tenth year at South Belton as Assistant Band Director.  She is entering her 25th year in music education, and teaches  beginning woodwind classes (oboe, bassoon, clarinet, & saxophone).  Mrs. Motl is also the conductor of the Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble.  She has previously taught at Lake Belton Middle School, Taylor Middle School, and Smithville Junior High.  She was born, raised in Temple, and graduated from Temple High School in 1990. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education from Southwest Texas State University in 1995, and her Master of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education from Texas State University in 2016.

Ian SmithIan Smith has taught at both the middle school and high school level in Texas.  He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Louisiana State University, where he was the drumline captain and staff arranger for the famed “Golden Band from Tigerland”.  For the past 20 years, he has been a clinician for N8 Rhythm/ Percussion One, which is an educational and performance vehicle that operates in the Houston area, as well as teaching for the Yamaha Sounds of Summer series.  Along with Texas, he has written music for and instructed groups all over the southeastern United States, including schools in Louisiana and Florida, and the Louisiana All-Star Band.