Stephen Kuske is in his 26th year with the Evergreen School District in Vancouver, Washington. While the director of the Evergreen Marching Band, the group garnered over 250 awards and trophies during Mr. Kuske’s tenure, and won Northwest Marching Band Championship five times. In 2009, the Evergreen band was selected from 1400 applicants to march in the Barack Obama Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington DC.
Before coming to Evergreen, Mr. Kuske served as Director of Bands at Fred C. Beyer High School in Modesto, California. During his tenure at Beyer High School, the group was selected to perform at the prestigious Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in Chicago. The Beyer Marching Band, under Mr. Kuske’s direction, won first place at the Bands of America Western Regional and the Western Scholastic Marching Band Championships in California.
Before moving to Modesto, the Sprague Wind Ensemble from Salem, Oregon, under Mr. Kuske’s leadership, was the Oregon State Band Champion in his last year.