|Kiski Area Bands|
Kiski Area students and staff are pleased to welcome Mr. Pachesky to our district!
Steve Pachesky is an Asst. Band Director and Percussion Specialist at Kiski Area High School and Kiski Area Intermediate School in Vandergrift, PA. His teaching responsibilities include co-teaching grades 7 - 12 Concert Ensembles, The Kiski Area High School Marching Band, Cavalier Percussion Group, and the percussion ensembles.
Steve earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Slippery Rock University, where he studied percussion under Dr. David Glover. His past mentors have include Kim Glover, Rob Traugh, David Glover, Jason Kush, Kathleen Melago, Evan Brown, Steve Baldanzi, and Rob Ferguson. Steve’s performance experience includes performances with groups such as SRU Jazz Ensemble, SRU Wind Ensemble, Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps, Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, and Matrix Indoor Percussion. Steve had the opportunity to perform at the Chiayi City International Music Festival in Chiayi City, Taiwan with Matrix Performing Arts.
Steve comes to Kiski Area with experience from his involvement with Norwin HS, Moon Area HS, and North Allegheny HS. Steve is an avid arranger/designer for the pageantry arena; his collaborations have placed in WGI Regional Finals, WGI World Championship Semi-Finals, as well as Bands of America Regional Finals. Steve currently resides in Murrysville, PA.
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The Kiski Colorguard made HISTORY! WGI Scholastic A Regional Champion!!! This group had a fantastic weekend of performances and got to watch some really great groups from all over the country.
Thank you to the parents who drive your kid to practice and feed them on the way. Thank you for cheering them on week after week. Because of your commitment to your kids, they got to put their best selves forward this weekend. Thank you to the FLOOR CREW! The unspoken heroes of this activity. Carrying not only our floor and props around, but also offering to help other units on and off the floor all weekend. You deserve a big meal and a nap! Thank you to our Kiski band family for continuing to volunteer and support in your off season. You mean so much to us. Congratulations Kiski guard! This is so well deserved. Your staff is incredibly proud of you. Keep it up!!
Kiski Area School District
200 Poplar Street
Vandergrift, PA 15690