Pat Dorn | Associate Director, Madison New Horizons Band

Pat-150Being a part of the Madison New Horizons Band program is an exceptional experience. As I look out over my Monona Grove high school band I hope one day they too will experience the joy of music for life.

Pat is in his 25th year with the Monona Grove schools, serving as the High School Band Director, High School Fine Arts Coordinator, and Middle School Music Department Coordinator. He conducts the high school concert bands, Jazz I and Jazz II, the musical pit orchestra, and the marching band. In addition, he coaches the school’s show choir band.  In 2002, he was one of 100 educators nationwide to receive an ING Northern Annuity Unsung Heroes Award for the use of innovative and integrated curriculum. Prior to teaching, Pat worked as a newspaper reporter at daily papers in Winona and Rochester, Minnesota, and as a staff writer for the UW-Madison News and Information Service.

He holds bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Business Management from St. Thomas University. He has bachelors and masters degrees in Music Education from UW-Madison. Pat resides in McFarland with his wife and three children.

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