Instructors

Matthew Chapman | Director of Bands | IVC High School

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree - Illinois State University - Normal, IL

Master's Degree - American Band College - Ashland, OR

Experience:

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.

E-mail: mchapman@ivcschools.com


Timm Higus | Assistant Director of Bands | Mossville School

Education:

Elmhurst College - Bachelor of Music

Experience:

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.

Email: thigus@ivcschools.com

****** TBD ******* Director of Bands | Chillicothe Jr. High (CEC)

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Rebecca Impens & Delaney Lawson | Ghost Guard Instructors

Email: ghostguard@gmail.com

Doug Smith & Rhonda Davis | Drumline Staff