Bryan Van Pelt

Teacher - Music / Band

Education

I grew up in Sacramento, California and attended both Folsom Middle School and Folsom High School.  While in school I fell in love with band, with the hopes of one day becoming a college music professor.  However, once in college I realized that teaching K-12 music felt like a better fit.  This past June I graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Education.

At ASB Since

This is my second year at ASB!

Why I Became An Educator

Both my middle school and high school band directors had lasting impressions on me as a musician and as a person.  In college I realized most of my personal attributes were shaped by these two band directors.  I knew I had to fulfill that same role and give back to the next generation of musicians.

Why I Like Working at ASB

The second I stepped onto the school grounds I felt welcomed by the other teachers and staff.  During the first days of training numerous people reached out and extended a helping hand.

Favorite Quote

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them” – Bruce Lee

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