Grade(s) and/or Subject(s)/ Classes you teach? K-12 Vocal Music
High School attended? Bennington High School
University Attended? Wayne State College
Degree Received? Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Extra-Curricular Duties? I am one of the musical directors and I am the prom sponsor.
In your opinion, what is the absolute best thing about Archbishop Bergan Catholic School? Archbishop Bergan is a great school because we have the opportunity to express and share our faith. Also, as a music teacher it is a wonderful thing to be able to use music that glorifies God and to recognize Christ at Christmas time.
Bergan Singers is the name of the 7-12 vocal group. Performances include Fall Concert, Christmas Concert, District Music Contest, Spring Concert, Commencement and an out-of-state performance with the Band every three years. Additional performance opportunities include Honor Choirs at All-State, Conference, as well as several colleges and universities across Nebraska.
Grade(s) and/or Subject(s)/ Classes you teach? 3-12 Instrumental Music
High School attended? Hastings St. Cecilia
University Attended? Hastings College
Degree Received? Bachelor of Music, K-12 Vocal and Instrumental Music Education
Extra-Curricular Duties? High School Student Council
In your opinion, what is the absolute best thing about Archbishop Bergan Catholic School? Archbishop Bergan Catholic School educates the whole student with Christ at the center of everything. From this evolves a family like environment that fosters continual growth in knowledge and service to those around us.
Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor, participation in band in 5th and 6th grade
Band devotes time to playing as an ensemble and developing performance skills. It is designed to offer varied musical experiences such as concert band, marching band, pep band, clinics, and solo/small ensemble development. Performances include four concerts per year and pep band at select home football, volleyball, and basketball games. Other opportunities include District Music Contest, Commencement, earning a letter (9th-12th grade students only), optional Honor Band auditions and/or participation at colleges and universities across Nebraska including All-Conference and All-State, and an out-of-state performance trip at least once every three years.