Samantha  Bessey
Band Director
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I graduated from Valparaiso University with a degree in Music Education. 


My primary instrument is the flute. I have performed with numerous ensembles over the years, and am a new member of Windiana, a profesional concert band located in the area. I have worked with middle and high school students in different musical  settings, teaching all levels and instruments.



Origionally from rural, western Maryland, I came to Indiana for college. I loved the area so much I decided to stay! I am thrilled to be the new band director for Wheeler!


At Wheeler, I will be teaching sixth grade band, seventh grade band, eigth grade band, high school band, guitar class, music appreciation, and music theory. High school band first trimester is Marching band, and we perform at all the home football games as well as march popcorn parade. Second trimester of high school band is also pep band, which plays at all the home basketball games in addition to learning and performing traditional concert band repatoire. Jazz band is also offered as an after school activity for high school band students.