WMS Band Directors

Mr. Andrew Hunter
6th and 8th Grade Bands / Jazz Band

Andrew Hunter is both a 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 since 2007.

In addition to teaching, Andrew can be heard performing regularly with the Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble, with whom he has recorded numerous critically-acclaimed albums that occasionally can be heard on Chicago's WFMT. 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.

When not performing, he can often be found on his bicycle or building Lego with his two daughters.

EMAIL: ahunter@d118.org

VOICEMAIL: 847-526-2122 x2121

Ms. Angela Andolfi, 7th Grade Band

Angela Andolfi holds her Bachelor's degree in Music Education from The University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign. Before joining District 118 in 2020, she has taught elementary general music for Community Unit School District 300. She also taught 7th and 8th grade band and general music as the Assistant Band Director at Grayslake Middle School.

While teaching at both Wauconda and Matthews Middle Schools, she teaches marching percussion. Angela has taught marching percussion for the last 7 years and currently works with Buffalo Grove High School. She continues to perform and is a member of The North Suburban Wind Ensemble on her main instrument of percussion.

EMAIL: aandolfi@d118.org

VOICEMAIL: 847-526-2122 x 2121