Congratulations to Mr. David Breese as he accepts the position of Assistant Band Director at UHS. He will serve as the assistant marching band director, director of the Wind Ensemble, and director of Jazz I. We are excited to have him join the UHS Music team at the conclusion of the 2022-23 school year (pending board approval).
From the desk of Mr. Breese:
Hello Urbandale Community! My name is Mr. Breese. I wanted to say that I am beyond excited to be joining your family as an Assistant Band Director! I know welcoming a new face into your program is a strange thing to go though. But, with my utmost determination I will do my best to uphold the high standard of educators that this district keeps. I am extremely lucky to be joining Mr. Doggett and Mr. Andrews as part of your directing team and will follow in the footsteps of those who have built this program. I look forward to getting to know you all!
David Breese is a 2022 Graduate of Drake University (B.M.) and a first year teacher. He has been under the tutelage of Andrew Classen from a young age, and had the great fortune of being mentored by many pedagogical giants of Iowa, including Robert Meunier, Paul Brizzi, Jacqui Meunier, and Wayne Page. He strives to embody their teaching styles in his own work and bring the best education possible to his students.
David is a professional trumpet player that regularly performs many genres of music in Iowa. He has appeared in groups such as the Turner Jazz Center Orchestra, the Central Iowa Wind Ensemble, and Nate Sparks’ Des Moines Brass. In his free time, David enjoys regular exercise, disc golf, live music, camping, and traveling to museums.