Band and Chorus

Mr. Heddinger - Band Ext. 1175

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About The Director

Mr. Brad Heddinger is Director of Bands at Belvidere South Middle School.  Mr. Heddinger received his BA in Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1989.  Mr. Heddinger is in his 29th year of teaching bands.  He started his career as band director for the Harris-Lake Park Schools in Lake Park, Iowa.  Mr. Heddinger has also taught bands in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and Garner, Iowa.  Mr. Heddinger was a middle school band director for the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for 8 years before coming to Belvidere, IL in 2002.  Mr. Heddinger has performed on trumpet, clarinet and percussion with the Marion Community Band from Marion, Iowa.  Mr. Heddinger also has extensive experience in the Drum and Bugle Corps activity with such groups as the Madison Scouts from Madison, Wisconsin, Emerald Knights from Cedar Rapids, Iowa and the Nite Express from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  Mr. Heddinger is currently a lead instructor for the Rockford Rhythm from Rockford, IL.  Mr. Heddinger has also performed with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band.  Mr. Heddinger is currently a member of the Rockford Wind Ensemble percussion section and a member of the clarinet section of the Kishwaukee Valley Concert Band.

Any information regarding performances is typed up and given to students to take home. This is done at least one week prior to the performance date.

Band Rehearsals
8th Grade Band rehearses everyday from 11:12-11:54
7th Grade Band rehearses everyday from 1:42-2:24
6th Grade Band rehearses every "A" Day (first hour 8:38-9:20, second hour 9:24-10:06)
Jazz Band rehearses every Tuesday and Friday from 7:30a.m. -8:25a.m.

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