Welcome New BHS Band Director Brian VanKley!
Bio from Bataviamusic.org: Brian Van Kley joins the Batavia High School Music staff after ten years as the Assistant Band Director for Naperville North High School in District 203. Mr. VanKley teaches all levels of curricular concert band, percussion classes and Rock and Roll Methods at Batavia High School as well as co-directing the marching band, pep band and jazz ensemble. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music in 1996. After teaching in Peoria District 150 and Plainfield District 202, he attended Northern Illinois University, studying conducting under Dr. Ronnie Wooten, and earning his Masters of Music Education in 2003. After serving that institution for one semester as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Education, he began his tenure at Naperville North. In addition to his studies in Music Education, Mr. Van Kley has earned graduate credits in Reading Instruction, a subject which holds a great deal of interest for him.