Kenny Hansen of Blue Springs South High School joins me to discuss his award winning program, the importance of expecting excellence, the value of marches, and the story behind his band's exceptional YouTube channel.
Ken is very blessed to be teaching at Blue Springs South since 2012. Ken is an active guest conductor and clinician throughout Missouri. Bands under the direction of Ken Hansen have performed in great concert and marching venues across the country in New York City, Chicago, Atlanta, St. Louis, Indianapolis and many other cities. Ken was named Missouri’s “Most Influential Band Director” by the School Band and Orchestra Magazine in 2014. Ken has been blessed to teach in four different districts and two states in his career. He has taught band from grades 6-12 for the largest part of his career.
At Blue Springs South, Ken Hansen teaches the Jaguar Pride Marching Band, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Freshman Percussion, assists Music Appreciation and assists at Delta Woods Middle School and Moreland Ridge Middle Schools.
Ken graduated from Central Methodist College in 1997 with a Bachelors of Music Education. In 1998, he graduated from the University of Missouri - Columbia with a Masters in Music Education.
A podcast featuring conversations with teachers, composers, and performers of music for winds and percussion.