nate kester

Mr. Nate Kester, Band Director

Nate Kester is in his 3rd year of teaching at Pettisville Schools, leading all band activities. The bands include High School Concert Band, Junior High Concert Band, 5th and 6th Grade Band, Jazz Band, and Pep Band. In addition, Mr. Kester is the Pit Orchestra Director for the spring musicals and Co-director of the 6th Grade musical.

Mr. Kester attended Bowling Green State University where he earned a B.A. in Music Education in 2018. Mr. Kester is also an active member of District I for the Ohio Music Education Association. Mr. Kester plays the saxophone as his main instrument and can be found with his jazz band playing around the greater Toledo area. When not in the band room, Mr. Kester is the Junior High Golf Coach for Pettisville.


November 2021: The Pettisville High School Jazz Band was invited to perform at the Cincinnati Museum of Art. While there, they also toured the city, visiting Findlay Market, Skating at Fountain Square, and Visiting the Newport Aquarium.

We Want You!
(To Be A Pettisville Music Booster)

The Pettisville Music Boosters are recruiting new members.  The Music Boosters provide support to all music programs of the Pettisville School District.  The Boosters offer financial support and fundraising opportunities (food booth at the Fulton County Fair) for our music students and programs, as well as provide volunteers for various aspects of the music program. Music Booster volunteers chaperone music trips, organize and assist with fundraising, organize and provide meals for musical theater rehearsals, help with planning and behind-the-scenes work and assist at musical events, such as concerts and county festivals.

The Pettisville Music Boosters are dedicated to the continued support of the Pettisville School District music students. We appreciate the support of the dedicated volunteers and welcome others to become involved. We would like to invite you to join us as a Pettisville Music Booster. We are currently looking for any and all parents who would like to become involved in this wonderful organization.

If you have any questions or would like to become involved, please feel free to contact:

Nate Kester at 
Duane Beck at

Thank you for considering this opportunity to work with and support our talented young musicians.