MUSIC DEPARTMENT

The Pettisville Local School District music department is committed to providing each child with the opportunity to express themselves through a multitude of musical activities and outlets. These outlets at Pettisville include small and large instrumental ensembles for various age and skill groups, small and large vocal ensembles for various age and skill groups, music theory and history instruction, and public/community performances. We value the hard work, extra effort and time put in by the various students, teachers and parents, which make our music program both unique and outstanding.

Traditional annual Noteworthy photo on the grand staircase in the lobby of the Indiana Repertory Theatre

December 2022: Traditional annual Noteworthy photo on the grand staircase in the lobby of the Indiana Repertory Theatre

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Spring Break '22: Nashville/NOLA Trip

Foodie Highlights:
Short Stop Po-Boys; Café du Monde for coffee/soda & Beignets; Mulate’s Original Cajun Restaurant; lunch at Destrehan Plantation; BB King Jazz Club Restaurant; Raising Cane's Chicken; Mission BBQ

Entertainment Highlights:
Performance at the River Walk Market Place
Nashville Nights Buffet & show
Cajun Pride Swamp Tour
City Tour of New Orleans  
Music Walking Tour of the French Quarters & Jazz Museum
Mardi Gras World Tour

Destrehan Plantation Tour
Steamboat Natchez Harbor Jazz Dinner Cruise
Preservation Hall
Shopping in French Market
WW II Museum
“Beyond All Boundaries” 4-D movie
Jefferson Parish
Grand Ole Opry

VOX PROFUNDI visits Pettisville High School

Friday, March 4, 2022
Our Music Department hosted Vox Profundi from Goshen College. Students and staff enjoyed a mini-concert, instruction, and reception in The Atrium. Scott Hochstetler and the men's chorus worked with the Junior High boys and Marcia Yost worked with the 7th grade girls. Thanks to Mr. Beck for sharing your talented alma mater with PHS!

HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR

HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BAND

JUNIOR HIGH CHOIR

JUNIOR HIGH CONCERT BAND

NOTEWORTHY

JAZZ BAND

MUSIC BOOSTERS

PEP BAND

WE MADE THE NEWS!

rock band

godspell

music dept

jan litogot

Mr. Duane Beck, Choir Director

Duane Beck is in his twenty-fourth year of teaching at his alma mater, Pettisville High School, where he directs the junior high and high school choirs. He also teaches elementary music and theatre at Pettisville.

Mr. Beck's school responsibilities include directing the high school musical and sixth grade musical. He also serves as student council advisor. Duane served as the artistic director of The Junior Choral Society, a forty-voice children’s chorus of singers from various schools in Northwest Ohio, from 1991 to 1993 and 2004 to the present. Since 2016, Duane has directed the choir at Zion Mennonite Church.

Mr. Beck earned his B.A. in Music Education from Goshen College in 1991 and an M.A. in Gifted Education from Bowling Green State University in 2001. Duane is a member of MENC and a life member of ACDA. He has been honored to serve as guest conductor for the Southeast Ohio Children’s Chorus Festival and the Indiana/Michigan Mennonite Youth Chorus Festival. Mr. Beck was on the staff of the Ohio Ambassadors of Music during their 2011 European tour. He is an active member of Central Mennonite Church, where he serves as hymn leader and pianist.