It's hard to believe that seventeen years ago I had my very first trumpet lesson with Mr. Loest. A few years later I had my first "big" solo when I played The Christmas Song with the Jazz Band at the Winter Concert. Those "first time" experiences, along with many others, prepared me to go on to Lake Park High School, where I joined the band and eventually decided to make music my career.
It was also through band that I met most of my closest friends - people that I still talk to almost every day. What's my point? Stick with it! Eighth grade isn't the end of the line!
It's been seventeen years since that first trumpet lesson, and now I am a band director at Plainfield North High School in Plainfield, Illinois. None of what I do today would have been possible without such great experiences at Peacock to get me moving in the right direction!
I value every moment I have with my students and hope that they (and YOU) appreciate the special gift we have to make and share with others!
Steven Pyter Band Director, Plainfield North High School F.E. Peacock Middle School Alumnus