Teachers set goals for year

As school begins at the new middle school campus, new and veteran teachers at Twin Falls discussed their goals for the new year.

Showing off the band room’s all-new instruments, Matt Wenman, first-year band and choir teacher, said his new job is the realization of a dream he’s had since he took his first band class in sixth grade. He was inspired by the “cool, down-to-earth” music teachers who developed his love of the saxophone. By eighth grade, one instructor allowed him to help teach younger students.

“I got some really good experiences with conducting, and I loved it. I really haven’t ever wanted to do anything else,” he said.

After earning a music education degree from the University of Washington and student-teaching in Redmond and Bothell, Wenman landed his position establishing Twin Falls’ music program. He is teach-

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