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Dan Kexel, Band Director

Dan Kexel has been the band director at Cedar Heights Middle School since 2003. Prior to that, Dan taught middle and high school bands in the Tacoma School District. He graduated from WWU in 1994 with a degree in Music Performance and Education and recently received his National Board Certification in teaching.
Dan has been an instructor at various summer music camps in the Northwest for over 14 years.  In addition to his teaching position, he is the director of the Highline Community Symphonic Band in the Burien area.

Kevin Paustian, Band Director

Kevin Paustian
 is Director of Bands at Mt. Baker Middle School where he teaches all bands 5th through 8th grades.  He has taught at Auburn High School for over 11 years and has been a visiting professor at Pacific Lutheran University. Mr. Paustian serves on the Executive Board of the Washington Music Educators Association as the President. He frequently adjudicates and guest conducts throughout the Northwest.