Sangamon County Jr. High Schoolmasters Honor Band Program 2023

2023 Honor Band Guest Conductor Mrs. Nuss

Mrs. Nuss began her musical interests and training at the age of 6 when she began studying Piano. At the age of 10, she joined her school ’ s beginning band. Mrs. Nuss enjoyed many activities in school, but eventually decided to pursue music as a career. She earned her Bachelor ’ s degree in Music Educa tion from the University of Illinois, where she per formed in symphonic bands, jazz bands, the March ing Illini, Orange Crush Pep Band, University Saxo phone Quartet, and the University annual musical ’ s pit orchestra. After teaching for two years in North

ern Illinois, Mrs. Nuss moved to Paxton, Illinois where she continued her ca reer as High School director, then later as Jr. High band director and direc tor of the PBL school district ’ s jazz bands. While teaching in Paxton, Mrs. Nuss earned her Master ’ s degree from the University of Illinois. Over the course of her career, Mrs. Nuss has performed in many concert bands, rock bands, jazz bands, and played several different instruments in pit orchestras for musicals. Mrs. Nuss has enjoyed adjudicating many contests including marching band, jazz band, concert band and solo contests throughout Illi nois. She frequently provides clinics for concert bands, jazz bands and marching bands, and has also guest conducted the ILMEA All - District Honor jazz bands and various Junior High Honor bands throughout Central Illinois. Mrs. Nuss retired from PBL schools in 2016. She enjoys time spent with her husband of 35 years, her three grown children, their spouses, two grandchil dren, three horses and her jack Russell terrier Chief.

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