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Dan Kexel

Daniel Kexel took the reins as Director of the Highline Community Symphonic Band at the beginning of the 2008-09 season making 2013 the beginning of his sixth season with the band. Daniel has been the band director at Cedar Heights Middle School in Covington, WA for the past eight years. Prior to that, he taught middle and high school bands in the Tacoma School District. Dan also was an instructor for the Tacoma Youth Symphony for 14 years, and is currently the co-director of the Auburn Summer Music Camp.

Dan graduated from WWU in 1994 with a degree in Music Performance and Education and recently received his National Board Certification in teaching. In addition to being an HCSB band member for two years, he has previously performed with the Tacoma Concert Band, Tacoma Opera, Tacoma Symphony, and the Northwest Symphony Orchestra.

Dan and and his wife Laura live in Milton, WA with their son Sean, who has ASD. Dan is committed to raising awareness of Autism and its affects on people of all ages. Dan encourages all people who are interested in learning about this disorder to go to / for more information and to help familes and children with Autism.

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