Ladies and Gentlemen it gives me great pleasure to introduce our new Fort Atkinson High School Band Director
Mr. Steger has been working with the Fort Bands for the past 4 years already. He is an intrical part of our Marching family. He is well versed in the Jazz language, and has been a regular guest with our Jazz Students. He has been involved in the musical theater productions for the past three years. He knows what it is to be a genuine musician. Philosophically, and pedagogically we are cut from the same cloth. Most importantly - he is a genuine, compassionate, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and giving human being.
For a long time Mr. Steger has considered Fort Atkinson his second home - now he can just call it home!
I know Fort Atkinson Bands are in great hands and will continue to thrive for many years to come!!
Mr. Steger will be with us through the Concord season, and will begin the smooth transition this summer.
Please feel free to stop by and welcome Mr. Steger to the Fort Atkinson Band Family!
What Does it take to be a better person/musician?
In the first days of school the Fort Atkinson Music Students put their minds together. They were asked to come up with a list of: What are the characteristics of a good Musician? They can up with an extensive 155 point list that includes some things you would expect like:
Hand eye coordination
But this list also included some items only a musician would truly understand how it makes you a better musician like:
Able to express your identity
Then they were asked to come up with a list of: What are the characteristics of a good Person?
Needless to say this list was fairly extensive as well. 127 Items including:
accepts and learns from failure
They were then asked to draw lines from one list to the other if there were items that were related. By the end the lines connecting good musician qualities, and good person qualities were just a solid trunk of a blur indiscernible from one list to the other.
It's pretty impressive what rolls through the mind of our Fort Atkinson High School Musicians... all you had to to do was ask!
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