Brian Leisher, MS/HS Music
After spending the past eight years teaching at Bruning-Davenport USD, and the two years at Heartland Community Schools in Henderson, I am very excited about what lies ahead for the music department here at WRRSD. I believe through hard work and lots of good laughs we will be able to build our music program substantially over the coming years.
As a farm boy growing up in rural Oklahoma (Okeene, OK), I enjoyed listening to my family make music and began playing the trombone in 5th grade. Through all-state band participation and various other honor groups, I knew my passion was in music education--this led me to Sterling College in Sterling, KS, where I received by bachelor's degree in 2005. Currently I am finishing a master's degree from Concordia University in Seward.
Over the past several years, I have been fortunate to work with wonderful people and mentors. This fall I will present for the third time at the Nebraska Music Educators Association annual In-Service Workshop, and will also be representing Nebraska music educators as a presenter at the 2015 National Association for Music Education National Conference in Nashville, TN, at the end of October.
I believe that music is a vital part of each student's education and am very honored to be working in a school that has and continues to show its support of arts education! For more info on the music department at Wood River, take a look at our Facebook page: