Hastings Bands


Mr. 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. Mr. Oldham conducts the 7th and 8th grade bands and jazz bands at the Hastings Middle School. Prior to teaching in Hastings, Mr. Oldham was a band director at New Ulm High School.

Duane Oldham7th Grade Band, 8th Grade Band and Jazz Band Director

Ms. Nalven teaches 5th and 6th grade band at Hastings Middle School and the Concert and Pep Bands at Hastings High School. She has her BM from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and her MM from The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). Her degrees are in clarinet performance, chamber music and education certification. This is Ms. Nalven’s first year in Hastings: prior to this position, she was the director of bands at Rockford Middle School in Rockford, MN. When she’s not at school, Ms. Nalven has a clarinet studio based in St. Paul and works with the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies. She also likes to participate in triathlons, cook for friends and walk her dog, Annie.

Claire Nalven5th Grade and 6th Grade Band Director