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Shelly Gerdes
Elementary, Jr./Sr High Band Teacher
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Hello, I'm Shelly Gerdes and I teach instrumental music in grades 5-12. My courses are: 5th grade band, 6th grade band, junior high band, high school band, stage band, and high school guitar classes Level I & II. I teach many before/after school lessons at all grade levels. I have been with the Southern school district for many years. I have a Bachelors of Music Education from UN-L and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College. We usually have three big concerts a year for all grade levels. Those concerts are listed on the school calendar and are in the months of December, February or March, and May. In the Fall, we have high school pep band at home varsity football games, and in the Winter we play for most of the home varsity basketball games. The junior high band has been traveling to Crete in March for a Music Invitational. High School Band travels to Fairbury in April, for district music contest. Many lessons are taught outside of the regular school day at both schools. We have two volunteer Summer performances which involve grades 6-12, and community members and band alumni. Those events are the Memorial Day performance at the Wymore Cemetery and the Sam Wymore Days Parade in June. An educational goal I aim for at in all classes is to create instrumental mastery in my music students so they can enjoy music for life. I am originally from Fremont. My home is in Wymore. I enjoy having a cat and horse. I also have non-furry "friends" which are my motorcycles. Bill and I take our bike trips to the mountain states and have enjoyed Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone, Glacier, and several other beautiful national and state parks.




Phone: 402-645-3326 Email: sgerdes@southernschools.org Elementary, JR/Senior High Band