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Mr. Morgan is a percussionist with the Madison Symphony Orchestra.  He has played in the orchestra since 1979.  He studied music privately and at the Ohio State University.  Mr. Morgan has been the volunteer Director for the Memorial Percussion Ensemble since 1996.  He started when his oldest son was in the Memorial band and has continued since. His goal is to improve the playing level of the musicians and provide the percussionist with an exposure to all types of percussion music and instruments not available in the normal band literature.  From playing Bach Quartets on keyboard percussion instruments to playing trash cans and everything in between, students get a broad exposure to music and cultures while having fun. 

Rick Morgan,

Percussion Ensemble Director


Dr. Danielle Breisach,

Flute Choir Director


Tony Barba, 

Jazz Band Director


Mr. James Wesson,

Pep Band Director


Mr. Wesson is a graduate of UW-Eau Claire where he studied Music Education. He is a cello player and studied under Dr. Tulio Rondon. While attending UWEC, he had the opportunity to study abroad. He studied at the University of Stellenbosch in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He studied cello under Dr. Madgalena Roux. After college, Mr. Wesson moved to Madison where he taught band at Toki Middle School for 5 years. Mr. Wesson currently teaches 7th and 8th grade strings at Wauankee Middle School. 

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