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Wayne Crook
Music Director & Conductor

Wayne has been the director of the Fort Atkinson Community Band since 1998. That means as of 2019, Wayne has been conducting the band for 23 years! Prior to being appointed director he was active with the band as playing member, assistant director and president of the board of directors for 26 years. He is only the second conductor of the band in its 51 year history.

Wayne brings to the podium 50 years of involvement with music education and teaching instrumental music. His performing groups consistently received the top mark in the Wisconsin School Music Association contests and festivals. Retiring from teaching after 37 years of teaching instrumental music, Wayne presently is active as a master WSMA adjudicator and is a field representative. Other interests include his piano tuning and repair business and performing with the Madison, WI Brass Band.

His educational background includes a Bachelor/Masters of Education Degree from the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Ill. Additional course work at the U.W. Wisconsin Universities.