• Welcome to the Currituck Middle Raider Band Program!!!

    Band Director:       Mr. Patrick Koppenhaver                           
    School Phone:        (252) 453-2171 ext. 4022
    E-mail:                    pkoppenhaver@currituck.k12.nc.us
    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 11th 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.
    Most information for band will be uploaded through GOOGLE CLASSROOM, not this teacher webpage. Once the classes are set up, I encourage you to join the class! Information will be sent home later. 

    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!

    Pat Koppenhaver
    Mr. K at the Albemarle Band Clinic!
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    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 love to golf as well!
          - I have a deep appreciation for all music. My favorite groups/artists/genres are:
                   > Dave Matthews Band
                   > Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
                   > Phish
                   > 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 24, 2023