Due to construction at several local high schools, the Seward Concert Band board of directors is still working to finalize rehearsal venues for the season. The board is evaluating options for the rest of the year, and they will keep the band posted as news develops.
Our new director, Cassandra Bechard has an exciting season for us, taking the band through music both familiar and new. Please join us and help us create a fabulous forty-first season!
The Seward Concert Band is thrilled to welcome Cassandra Bechard as our director, beginning with our 41st season this fall.
Cassandra is excited to create beautiful music with the Seward Concert Band. She is hopeful to give back to the Seward Community by taking portions of our concerts to local schools, nursing homes, and local hospitals. It is her goal to create an environment that encourages beauty through music for both the performers and the audience. Outside of the musical world, Cassandra enjoys spending time catching Pokémon with her husband, son and two dogs.
Cassandra Bechard, a native of Detroit, Michigan, is a graduate instructor and a doctoral student in Wind Band Conducting at the University of Minnesota. Cassandra holds a Masters Degree in Bassoon Performance from Bowling Green State University (2011) and Undergraduate Degrees in Music Education and Music Performance from Central Michigan University (2009). From 2011 – 2016 Cassandra taught band at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and held the position of Adjunct Bassoon Professor at Morningside College, Sioux City, Iowa (2013 – 2015). Cassandra is a member of College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Educators, South Dakota Bandmasters, Phi Beta Mu, and Kappa Kappa Psi.
Founded in 1977, the Seward Concert Band has had a wonderful year strolling down memory lane. Now it’s time to close out our 40th Anniversary Season with four opportunities to share our music with our community.
The Seward Concert Band extends a heartfelt thanks to everyone who has performed with us or supported us over our last forty years. We would not be here without you. Please continue joining us for this concert series as well as those in our next forty years.