Welcome to the Fort Zumwalt South Band Program!

Starting in 6th grade, your child has the opportunity to do what so many successful students have done before them, Be Part of the Band!

We know that for many of you, this will be your first exposure to music education and we wanted to take a brief minute to share some information with you.

Music education is more than just playing an instrument, it is immersing your child in a culture of successful students and teachers who care about education. It challenges each child use the creative side of his brain while, at the same time, learning a foreign language…MUSIC.

All of the current data clearly states that students involved in music education academically out perform their non-musical counterparts. But, more importantly, studies are showing that music students are less likely to engage in risky behaviors such as drugs and alcohol.

Every destination starts with a decision to embark on a journey. Now is the time to start your child in music and Fort Zumwalt South is the place to do it. We can’t promise that every child will be a musical prodigy, but we can promise they will learn, laugh, and grow along the way.

Should you have any questions about band or your child’s participation, please feel free to contact the directors.


Fort Zumwalt South Bands

Mr. Paul Ahlemeyer, High School Band Director

Mr. James McKee, Middle School Band Director

Mr. Matt McKeever, Assistant Band Director

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning." - Plato