MSMS Band Staff

Mr. Gregory Nimtz

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 6th Grade Band including the 6th Grade Flutes and Clarinets
  • 7th Grade Band
  • 8th Grade Band
  • MSHS Jazz Band
  • MSHS Marching Band assistant
  • MSHS Symphonic Band assistant

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Personal

Mr. Nimtz has taught in the public schools of Michigan since the Fall of 1998 as an instrumental music teacher and has been with the Mona Shores Band Program since August of 2001. He attended Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education. While at WMU Mr. Nimtz was inducted into Pi Kappa Lambda, an honor society for musicians, and Alpha Lambda Delta, an organization associated with WMU’s honors college. Additionally, in 2004 Mr. Nimtz earned a Master’s Degree in Conducting from the American Band College of Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.

As a performer, Mr. Nimtz has played saxophone, flute and clarinet for several years, and as a composer and arranger, his works have been performed at MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Festivals at the District and State levels in addition to regional concerts and events. He has arranged extensively for several of the Mona Shores ensembles. Some of his arrangements have found their way onto the concert and marching fields of some west Michigan high schools, and currently some of his jazz warm-ups are being used by Muskegon Community College. Mr. Nimtz has shared the stage with international performers such as Mel Torme, Marie Osmond, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Counting Crows, as well as, regional performers Tim Froncek, Derico Watson, Phil Marsh and the Hip Pocket. He has also had the pleasure of being a saxophonist on the original Truth in Jazz Orchestra roster, in addition to holding positions in the Big House Blues Band, Groove Solution, and Muskegon's Out of Control.

Mr. Jason Boyden

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 6th Grade Trumpets and Trombones
  • 7th Grade Percussion Ensemble
  • MSHS AP Music Theory
  • MSHS Electronic Music Composition
  • MSHS Marching Band
  • MSHS Wind Ensemble

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Mr. Justin Sarns

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 6th Grade Saxophones and 6th Grade Percussion classes
  • 8th Grade Percussion Ensemble
  • MSHS Guitar Ensemble
  • MSHS Electronic Music Composition
  • MSHS Marching Band assistant
  • MSHS Symphonic Band

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