Hastings Bands


Kathy Warren has lived and taught in Hastings for the past 22 years. She began her teaching career in Hildreth, NE where she taught band, choir and general music for grades K-12. She next taught K-5 music in Altoona, WI along with 5th grade band and choir. Her present job is directing the 7th and 8th grade bands, jazz bands and teaching lessons for all woodwind and percussion students at Hastings Middle School. Kathy graduated from Hastings College in Hastings, NE with a Bachelor or Music degree and from the University of St. Thomas with a Master of Music Education degree. She is married to Lin Warren and has two sons, Lukas and Matthew and a wonderful dog named Zoe.

Kathy Warren7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band and Jazz Band Director

Duane Oldham received a Bachelor of Music degree from Winona State University and a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire. Mr. Oldham currently serves as a band director in the Hastings Public School District. At the high school, Mr. Oldham conducts the concert band and teaches wind ensemble lessons. He directs the fifth and sixth grade bands and teaches brass lessons at Hastings Middle School. Prior to teaching in Hastings, Mr. Oldham was a band director at New Ulm High School.

Duane Oldham5th Grade Band and 6th Grade Band Director