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Kali Granzow

Kali Granzow is the Director of Bands for Waukesha West High School. Before being named the Director of Bands she spent five years as the Assistant Band Director at West High School and assisted with the sixth grade beginner band and orchestra students at Les Paul Middle School, Central Campus. Mrs. Granzow conducts the blue and silver concert bands, morning jazz, wind ensemble, and The Cadets of Waukesha West Marching Band.

Mrs. Granzow graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater in 2014. In 2019 she completed her masters degree at VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, graduating with high honors and completing a research-based masters thesis on burnout in high school band directors.

Outside of Waukesha West, Mrs. Granzow has taught and performed with a number of professional organizations. For 6 years, she was a member of the Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps. She performed as a color guard member and drum major, and taught for 2 years as a member of the brass and visual staff. Mrs. Granzow is currently a part of the Waukesha Area Symphonic Band where she plays oboe. She also maintains a private lesson studio where she works one-on-one with students looking for additional help on mastering their instrument and learning the art of making oboe reeds.

In her free time, Mrs. Granzow likes to enjoy the outdoors with her husband, Gage, their son, Oliver, and their two dogs, Hudson and Arya. She also enjoys collecting and learning new instruments like the banjo and didgeridoo. Mrs. Granzow is a deeply nerdy human who cannot wait to share her neardiness and passion for music with her students at Waukesha West!

Stephen Mattson

Stephen Mattson serves as the Assistant Band Director at Waukesha West High School and Les Paul Middle School. Originally from Fort Wayne, IN, Mr. Mattson graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in music education and a minor in business. A clarinetist by trade, Mr. Mattson performed on tuba with the Blue Stars and Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, experiences which culminated in a performance in the 2019 Chinese New Year’s Parade in Hong Kong.

As a pageantry arts educator, Mr. Mattson was a music staff member for the Homestead Spartan Alliance Band (IN), a consistent Bands of America Grand National Finalist, and most recently served as visual coordinator for the Hilliard Bradley Marching Band (OH). His professional affiliations include Phi Mu Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, and NAfME.

Outside of music, Mr. Mattson is highly passionate about environmental sustainability. He is certified by the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, and published a thesis related to environmental behavior change. He is co-advising the environmental club at West, and intends to contribute to related community projects. He is also an avid sports fan.

Mr. Mattson is excited to be a part of the incredible educational team in Waukesha!

Website

Our first website was designed by Adam Smith, a member of the band. He now continues to create websites and other digital media through UDC Interactive. Our current website was designed by Wes Rood, a band parent, and hosting is provided by Yet Another Web Host.

Our website photography is currently provided by two generous and talented band parents, Pete Bosch and Nicole Neu. Pete is passionate about event, portrait, still, sports and landscape photography. His photography website is www.pcbosch.com, and he can be reached at 262-893-5400, or via email. Nicole Neu with Neu Photography specializes in portrait, sports, and landscape photography. Her website can be found at www.neuphotographyonline.com and she can be reached at 262-565-7703, or via email.

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