Matthew Chapman | Director of Bands | IVC High School
Bachelor’s Degree - Illinois State University - Normal, IL
Master's Degree - American Band College - Ashland, OR
Flanagan Unit District - 1993 - 1994/ Illinois Valley Central District - 1994 - present
About Mr. Chapman:
I was born in London, England and have extended family living in Sydney, Australia. I went through the process of becoming an American citizen in the spring of 1993. When I was a kid, I played on the soccer high school team and was on the Rockford traveling team playing once at Wrigley Field. I also marched for the world famous Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps for two years and was their soloist in 1991. I enjoy golfing, noodling on the piano and listening to all types of music. I also love to hang with my two girls, Mackenzie and Michaela. When I retire from teaching, I want to drive the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile for fun.
Timm Higus | Assistant Director of Bands | Mossville School
Elmhurst College - Bachelor of Music
Freedom Middle School - Berwyn, IL - Spring 2011
St. Genevieve School - Chicago, IL - 2011/2012
About Mr. Higus:
I am originally from the central Illinois area, and graduated from Morton High School. I attended Elmhurst College for Music Education, and while there performed in many ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, the Chamber Orchestra, and the Elmhurst College Jazz Band. After college, I began my teaching career at St. Genevieve School in Chicago, and continued to play with professional ensembles in the Greater Chicago area.
****** TBD ******* Director of Bands | Chillicothe Jr. High (CEC)