WMS Band Directors

Mr. Andrew Hunter

Andrew Hunter is both a professional performer and music educator. He holds his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Western Illinois University and Master’s of Music Education from VanderCook College of Music. Andrew has taught at Wauconda Middle School in Wauconda, Illinois since 2007 and overseen growth in the program from 50 students to over 200.

In addition to teaching, Andrew can be heard performing regularly with the Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble. He was also a member of the Chicago Brass Band for nine years, where his playing has been reviewed as “truly outstanding, handling difficult, pianissimo high entries easily, and time and again delivering flawless, gorgeous sound and great musicality.” In addition to his work with the CBGO and CBB, Andrew finds time to perform with the Big Top Circus Band and many other ensembles throughout the Chicago area.

EMAIL: ahunter@d118.org

VOICEMAIL: 847-526-2122 x2121

Mrs. Rose Craig Tyler

Rose Craig Tyler is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she pursued dual-degrees in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy. While at the U of I, Mrs. Tyler was involved in a number of campus ensembles including the Illinois Wind Orchestra, Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Nation’s Premier Marching Band, the Marching Illini where she served as drum major for two years. Prior to coming to District 118 in 2017, Mrs. Tyler taught K-4 general music in Bedford Park, Illinois. As a performer, she is active in the community as an accompanist and trumpeter for local schools and churches.

EMAIL: rtyler@d118.org

VOICEMAIL: 847-526-2122 x 2121