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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 nerdiness and passion for music with her students at Waukesha West!

David Farmer

David Farmer is the Assistant Director of Bands for Waukesha West High School. Mr. Farmer will conduct Jazz Ensemble 1, and Symphonic Winds & Percussion. In addition to Mr. Farmer’s role at Waukesha West, he will also be teaching music at Waukesha’s eAchieve Academy.

Mr. Farmer is extremely excited to share his passion for music with his students in Waukesha. Previous to working in Waukesha, Mr. Farmer taught for 6 years in Wausau, Wisconsin at Horace Mann Middle School. Although he will miss his students, he is very excited to work with advancing musicians at the high school level.

Mr. Farmer is a graduate of UW-Whitewater and was in the same graduating class of 2014 as Mrs. Granzow! At UW-Whitewater, Mr. Farmer graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education with a certificate in Jazz.
In his free time, Mr. Farmer enjoys afternoon walks with his wife Nancy and their dog Willow. He enjoys finding a sport for each Wisconsin season. In the summer, Mr. Farmer can be found on his boat fishing with Willow. In the fall, he enjoys hiking through the beautiful Wisconsin countryside. In the winter, Mr. Famer enjoys skiing the slopes of Alpine Valley and in the spring playing a round of golf.

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.

Much of our website photography was 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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