Phone: (708) 748 0470
Degrees and Certifications:
A.S in General Studies Mathematics B.S Music Education K-12
Mr. Ron Harrigan
Welcome to Huth Knight Band
Welcome to one of the most exciting experiences in which you can be a part-THE HUTH KNIGHT BAND! Now, more than ever, we have information to justify why we do this demanding, yet rewarding activity. Experts have concluded that the study of music helps with spatial reasoning, test taking, and overall good quality of life! Factor in social skills, emotional development, leadership training, group interaction, music making, and the discipline of being in a band program, and I don’t know why anyone would not want to be involved in a successful band program like the one here at O.W. Huth Middle School. The ultimate goal is a lifelong understanding and appreciation for quality music and music making!
I am truly honored to be Director of Bands at O.W. Huth Middle School. As I enter my 9th year at Huth and my 11th year of teaching overall, I can’t help but to reflect on the numerous accomplishments and accolades the Huth band has received during my tenure. For the last 8 years our bands have earned 14 division-one awards at state level competitions and have been featured at numerous festivals and concerts throughout the American Midwest and Toronto, Canada.
I was born and raised in the beautiful British Virgin Islands (B.V.I) where I still consider my home. My teaching career began at a high school named Bregado Flax Educational Center, which is located on the island of Virgin Gorda within the B.V.I. While there, I served as assistant band director and assistant choral director. Additionally, while located in the B.V.I. I served as an adjunct lecturer at the H.L. Stout Community College. I am proud graduate of VanderCook College of Music where I have served as principal trumpet in their symphonic band under the tutelage of renowned educator, Charles Menghini.
In my spare time, I work as a jazz/classical trumpeter, music producer and arranger. I enjoy cycling, swimming, reading, performing great music with great people and most importantly - spending time at the beach with my beautiful wife of 9 years along with my two sons Nathaniel (9 years-old) and Noah (1 year-old).
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