Matt Kozacek

Mr. Matt Kozacek



Director of Bands
Room: 314

matt.kozacek@gilbertschools.net


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About Me

Mr. Kozacek has been the Director of the Campo Verde Bands since Fall of 2014.  Prior to being the director at CVHS, Mr. Kozacek was the Director of Bands at Cactus Middle School (Casa Grande, AZ) for three years and Basha High School (Chandler, AZ) for nine years.  While at Basha High, Mr. Kozacek's ensembles were recognized on a state and national level and earned numerous accolades, including eight drumline championships and two marching band championships.  In the short time Mr. Kozacek has been the director at Campo Verde, the program has nearly tripled in size and has become one of the elite band programs in Arizona.  The concert programs regularly receive Superior and Excellent ratings at festival and both jazz bands regularly receive Superior and Superior with Distinction ratings at festival.  The indoor percussion ensemble has won two state championships in three years and the winter guards were both state champions in 2017.  The marching band is now a finalist quality ensemble at the championship events.  Mr. Kozacek received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona and a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Boston University.

Mr. Kozacek was a member of the Pride of Arizona Marching Band at the University of Arizona and served as the tuba section leader for two years.  He also participated in the Pep Band, Wind Symphony, Tuba Ensemble and Wind Ensemble.  Mr. Kozacek was an active member and is now an alumni of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.  Professionally, Mr. Kozacek has served as Regional Band Chair for the AMEA Southwest Region and has been a board member and webmaster for Winterguard Arizona, the local circuit for Winterguard International.  He is also one of the founding members and current President of the Arizona Marching Band Association, a circuit that Mr. Kozacek and some of his colleagues created to advance the marching arts in Arizona.

Mr. Kozacek believes firmly in music and arts education for all students and his core philosophies include teaching life skills and passion through music.  Mr. Kozacek enjoys spending what little free time he has with his family, including his wife Meghan and two children, Audrey and Owen.

 

 

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