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David Farmer

David Farmer is the Director of Bands for Waukesha West High School. Prior to working full-time at West High School; Mr. Farmer was a Waukesha eAchieve Academy Teacher, and the Assistant Director of Bands for West High School during the 2021-’22 school year.

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.

Mr. Farmer is a graduate of UW-Whitewater. 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.

Sue Anderson

Sue Anderson is the Assistant Director of Bands for Waukesha West High School.  Mrs. Anderson will conduct Symphonic Winds & Percussion.  In addition to Mrs. Anderson’s role at Waukesha West she is also assisting with the sixth through eighth grade students at Les Paul Middle School as well as the general music class.

Mrs. Anderson is excited about taking the Waukesha band students to their next level of musicianship.  She taught in the Waukesha elementary band program for eight years.  She also spent three years at  St Charles Borromeo Catholic School where she implemented a band program. She also performed with Waukesha Area Symphonic Band for eight years.

Mrs. Anderson graduated from the UW-Eau Claire in 1998 with a Bachelor of Music Education.  While there, she was in the marching band, concert band, symphony band, symphony orchestra and clarinet ensembles.  Mrs. Anderson has done graduate work through Cardinal Stritch University and Vandercook College of Music.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Bjorn, and two children who also attend West, Korinne, and Hagen.  You will find her at West girls swim meets, boys soccer, boys basketball, and softball games.  She also enjoys boating, skiing and Packer games.


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, 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 and she can be reached at 262-565-7703, or via email.


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