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Bret Lee as Band Director

Bret Lee, (retired Iowa teacher), has spent the past two years as the band director at Coronado H.S. in Scottsdale, AZ.

Posted on February 6, 2019 in Job Changes, Arizona

Drew Fredrickson Welcomes a Son

Drew Fredrickson, Band Director at Oak Park River Forest H.S., and his wife Catalina, welcomed a son, Bennett Lawrence Fredrickson, on Jan. 14th, 2019. He was 8lbs, 6oz, and 20.5 inches.

Posted on February 5, 2019 in Births, Illinois

Paul Ahlemeyer Adopts a Son

Paul Ahlemeyer, Band Director at Ft. Zumwalt South H.S., and his wife recently completed the adoption of an infant son, Isaac Paul.

Posted on February 1, 2019 in Did You Hear?, Missouri

Vince Genualdi Hosts Workshop

Vince Genualdi of Saint Viator H.S.  hosted the first annual 2019 Remixing General Music Workshop where 40 educators attended classes and learned about emerging practices related to teaching secondary general music. 

Posted on January 31, 2019 in Did You Hear?, Illinois

Dan Walls is Married

Dan Walls, Choir Director at Boylan Catholic H.S., married Kate Genoways on October 6.

Posted on January 31, 2019 in Wedding Bells, Illinois

Congratulations to Omar Lozano

Congratulations to Omar Lozano, Choir Director at Miami East H.S., for being named the 2019 OMEA Music Educator of the year!

Posted on January 31, 2019 in Did You Hear?, Ohio

Welcome Back Alan MacNair

Welcome back to teaching, Alan MacNair of Troy H.S., after a brief retirement.

Posted on January 31, 2019 in Job Changes, Michigan

Best of Luck to Kevin Cort

Best of luck to Kevin Cort of South Lyon H.S. this coming summer on his mission trip to Ecuador!

Posted on January 31, 2019 in Did You Hear?, Michigan

Congratulations to Angel Gippert

Congratulations to Angel Gippert of Farmington H.S. on becoming the President elect of MSVMA and the Presider for many of the choral performances at MMC!

Posted on January 31, 2019 in Did You Hear?, Michigan

Congratulations to Andrew Hathikhanavala

Congratulations to Andrew Hathikhanavala of South Lyon H.S. on performing at the MMC with his HS Varsity Women’s Choir!

Posted on January 31, 2019 in Did You Hear?, Michigan

Congratulations to Matthew Smith

Congratulations to Matthew Smith of Lake Shore H.S. on performing at the MMC with his HS Women’s Chamber Choir!

Posted on January 31, 2019 in Did You Hear?, Michigan

Congratulations to Kendra Felando

Congratulations to Kendra Felando on her new orchestra position at Druid Hills M.S.!

Posted on January 29, 2019 in Job Changes, Georgia

Congratulations to O’Fallon Township and Libertyville

Congratulations to O’Fallon Township and Libertyville H.S. on receiving the NBA Programs of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award!

Posted on January 23, 2019 in Did You Hear?, Illinois

Jonathan Busarow welcomes a Son

Jonathan Busarow, Director of the Ft. Wayne Children’s Choir, and wife Nicole, welcomed a son, Timothy Martin, on January 7th at 8:13 PM.  He was 6 lbs and 12 oz.

Posted on January 18, 2019 in Births, Indiana

Marissa Narlock Welcomes a Son

Marissa Narlock, Band Director at Greenfield H.S., and her husband Casey, welcomed a son, Wallace (Wally) Narlock into their family on July 10, 2018. He was 7lbs 2 oz, and 19.5 inches at birth.

Posted on November 12, 2018 in Births, Wisconsin

Justin Olson Welcomes a Daughter

Justin Olson, Band Director at Shorewood Intermediate School, and his wife Liz, welcomed a daughter, Ele Elizabeth Olson, to their family in October. She was 6lbs, 14 oz, and 20 inches long at birth.

Posted on November 12, 2018 in Births, Wisconsin

Bethany Meyer Welcomes a Daughter

Bethany Meyer, Choir Director at Oshkosh West H.S., welcomed a daughter, Melina Leigh, on October 19th, weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz., and measuring 21 in.

Posted on October 22, 2018 in Births, Wisconsin

Reid Ladew Welcomes a Son

Reid Ladew, Band Director at Watertown H.S., and his wife Jackie welcomed their 3rd child and 1st son, Emmett, on July 24.

Posted on October 22, 2018 in Births, Wisconsin

Raeleen Horn inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame

Raeleen Horn, former Director of Bands and Music Department Chair at Palatine H.S. (1980-2013), was inducted into Palatine High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Posted on October 23, 2018 in Did You Hear?, Illinois

Sara DesJardins is Married

Sara DesJardins, Orchestra Director at Clarendon Hills M.S., married Andrew McNamara on June 2nd at the Brookfield Zoo.

Posted on August 29, 2018 in Wedding Bells, Illinois

Jami Hodges is Married

Jami Hodges, Choir Director at Centralia H.S., married Nicolas Jacobs on June 17.

Posted on August 29, 2018 in Wedding Bells, Illinois

Our condolences to Valery Buckley

Our condolences go out to Valery Buckley, Choir Director at Kenton Ridge H.S., on the passing of her father, Clarence Lee DeTray.  He was 66.

Posted on August 20, 2018 in With Sympathies, Ohio