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Mr. Halvorson Focuses on Improvement

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Directing the pep band during a recent volleyball game, Mr. Halvorson keeps the band on time.

Directing the pep band during a recent volleyball game, Mr. Halvorson keeps the band on time.

Directing the pep band during a recent volleyball game, Mr. Halvorson keeps the band on time.

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Despite entering into a high school band situation that has had two different band teachers in the last three years, Mr. Halvorson, HHS new band instructor, is hopeful for many successful years to come in the school and the community.

“In general the Holdrege Public Schools has been really welcoming. I’ve felt immediately like this was a place I could find a home and be able to contribute a lot, especially to the band program. I also felt that I was a part of the community too as a whole,” said Mr. Halvorson

Mr. Halvorson attended Millard North High School and participated in multiple activities such as the orchestra, show choir band, musicals and even varsity soccer. As early as his freshman year in high school Mr. Halvorson knew he wanted to be a band teacher.

“I went through middle school wanting to be a journalist. I got to high school and realised journalism might not be exactly what I wanted to do and just dove straight into the band program, and that was where I spent most of my time,” stated Mr. Halvorson.

Mr. Halvorson has many goals this year, but not a lot pertain to numbers and awards. He wishes to see all of his students get better, he tells them all the time that it is not about the numbers, it’s about improvement.

“I really focus on improvement, and when those are made the numbers will come,” explained Mr. Halvorson.

Personally Mr. Halverson can play every instrument that he teaches. He primarily plays the trombone, with over 15 years of experience. He said he is planning to add a skill in bagpipes to his music knowledge.

“I want to see my students leaving my classroom equipped to interact with music in their daily life,” exclaimed Mr. Halvorson.

Mr. Halvorson says he is excited to teach here in Holdrege. He expresses his feeling that this town appreciates the arts and will support the program. He is very enthusiastic to use the support to create a great band experience.

 

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