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Jon Waite



Jon Waite is a recognized teacher of 16 years who has directed award-winning and life-changing instrumental ensembles of high school students for schools in two states. He graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he studied conducting and saxophone with well known and respected teachers James Arrowood, David Hastings and Charles Rochester Young respectively. Programs under Mr. Waite’s direction have continually garnered reputations for quality and he demonstrably increased both participation and quality in the programs he has directed


Mr. Waite has been recognized by Who’s Who as well as the Hamilton Education Foundation (Class Act award recipient, 2010) among others. Mr. Waite currently serves as Director of Instrumental Music at Hamilton High School in Sussex, Wisconsin, where he directs the Charger Marching Band, Wind Symphony and Symphonic bands, Jazz Ensemble 1 and 2, Pep Band and various chamber groups. Additionally, Mr. Waite serves as resident Director of Symphonic and Jazz Ensembles and instructor of saxophone at the Fine Arts Camp Europe each summer near Prague, Czech Republic and has served as both clinician, soloist and conductor for several Honor Band festivals in that country. He serves the Wisconsin School Music Association as a judge and clinician for various festivals around the state and also performs professionally in several groups as well as in a freelance capacity. Mr. Waite is on the Board of Directors for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Youth Outreach Wind Ensembles as well as serving on the BOD for the Wisconsin German Shorthair Pointer Rescue. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his dogs, biking and enjoying the great outdoors.




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John Waite