Hi, my name is Mick Veum. I am a junior at Oconomowoc High School, and I have been been playing clarinet for six years, and alto saxophone for two years. I began playing clarinet because in middle school, you had to do band, choir, or orchestra, and I chose band. After one year, I fell in love and could not imagine not playing.
My main goal as a clarinet and saxophone instructor is to have students feel the same way I did after my first year playing, so that they can continue a passion for music in the future. I think that teaching students music in an exciting way will bring a new dimension to learning how to play an instrument.
Currently, I play clarinet for the Oconomowoc High School Wind Symphony, a wind ensemble that is nationally recognized. I also perform clarinet in the Oconomowoc American Legion Band, Winds of Wisconsin, and the Oconomowoc Marching and Pep Bands. I play lead alto saxophone in the Oconomowoc High School Jazz II.
I plan to continue music throughout high school and college, and I truly believe that it has shaped me into who I am today.
Oconomowoc High School Wind Symphony, “Asphalt Cocktail” by John Mackey