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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 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.