Welcome to the Currituck Middle Raider Band Program!!!Band Director: Mr. Patrick Koppenhaver
School Phone: (252) 453-2171 ext. 4022
Classroom: Room 42/43 (Band trailer)
Grades/Subjects: 6th grade Beginning Band
7th grade Intermediate Band
8th grade Advanced Band
Dear students and families,
Welcome to band at Currituck County Middle School! This will be my 8th year in Currituck County and I am thrilled to be here! I am a life time native of Virginia Beach, VA. I graduated from East Carolina University in 2013 and earned a Bachelor's of Music Education with a concentration on French horn. I am also an assistant director for the Currituck Marching Knights and taught world class drum corps for three years.
The band classes here at CCMS are designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of understanding and playing music while having a fun and enjoyable time.
I am looking forward to a fantastic and fun year with your children! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!
Sincerely,Pat Koppenhaver"Like" the CCMS Band Facebook Page CCMS Band Facebook Page
Interesting facts on Mr. K:
- I can play more than 10 instruments. I am best at French horn, electric bass, and drum set.
- I am the oldest of 4 brothers. All of us are more than 6 feet tall.- I spent three summers, 2014, 2015, and 2016 working with a World Class Drum Corps called Pioneer from Milwaukee, WI- I love spending time at the beach and going to concerts.
- I have a deep appreciation for all music. My favorite groups/artists/genres are:
> Dave Matthews Band
> Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
> Zack Brown Band
> The Avett Brothers
> Wynton Marsalis
> John Mayer Trio
> Snarky Puppy
> Stevie Ray Vaughn
> Anything blues, jazz, funk, reggae, pop, or rock with a good groove
> Film Scores- Hans Zimmer, Trevor Rabin, James Horner, John Williams
> Historic Composers- Haydn, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Grainger, Sousa
Last Modified on August 17, 2020