Chris Gleason, a band director and instrumental music teacher at Patrick Marsh Middle School in the Sun Prairie Area School District, inspires his students to do something many music students don’t do, practice at home. Gleason believes in the power of connecting music to civic pride, getting his students out into the community through smaller ensembles that perform at local events and larger performances at Sun Prairie’s senior care homes, the American Family Insurance Holiday Breakfast, and in the Memorial Day parade. Congratulations to Chris for being named Wisconsin’s 2016-2017 Middle School Teacher of the year!
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