DIRECTORS & STAFF
Thomas Battersby is the Director of Bands at Waukesha North High School. A native of Kenosha, Tom graduated Cum Laude from Carthage College, earning a bachelors in instrumental music education and a minor in music composition.
While at Carthage, Tom majored on trumpet and founded the music education club, where he served as President and director. He also was an active member of the handbell club and brass quintet, for whom he organized its’ personnel and composed and arranged its’ music.
Outside of his time at Carthage, Tom participated in several high school and collegiate honors groups in the Southeast Wisconsin region, and marched drum corps as a member of the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps based in Milwaukee.
Before coming to Waukesha, Tom served as the director of bands in the Boscobel School District at Boscobel Middle/High School, where he taught instrumental music grades 6-12 for three years. During his tenure, he increased interest and retention, enabling and facilitating the need for more rehearsal time and the addition of a jazz ensemble program. The concert ensembles experienced incredible growth in performance at regional concert band festivals, moving ensembles previously earning 2’s in class B to 1’s in Class A with less than ideal numbers and instrumentation.
In coming to Waukesha North, he hopes to replicate and expand upon the current growth while building on the tradition and excellence of the program, as well as continue to compose and arrange.
Kristin Cudzewicz is the Director of Bands at Butler Middle School and Assistant Director of Bands at Waukesha North High School. Kristin holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wartburg College (Waverly, IA) and a Master of Arts degree in Conducting from the American Band College (Ashland, OR).
This year will be Kristin's 10th year as an educator and her fourth year in Waukesha, with previous positions held in Argyle, Mukwonago, and Wauwatosa. Kristin is very excited to continue to work with the Waukesha North and Butler Middle School band programs, building on the tradition of excellence that has been established, and contribute to the growth and success of the programs.
Kristin holds memberships to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Wisconsin School Music Association (WMEA), and the National Band Association (NBA). Outside of school, Kristin plays flute in the Waukesha Area Symphonic Band, is the Pit Orchestra Conductor for West Community Theatre Arts in New Berlin, the Pep Band Director at Bryant & Stratton College - Wauwatosa, and the handbell director at her church. She resides in Greenfield with her husband and daughter.
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