Ann Wenzel
Educational Background
Bachelor of Science Music Education:  Winona State University
Graduate Credits: Vandercook School of Music; Viterbo University; St. Mary's University
Educational Experience
18 years in Aquinas Catholic Schools
33 years total teaching experience

I enjoy a challenge in teaching and working at Aquinas High School has been very rewarding to me.

The music program has flourished the past 18 years and I am very proud of the way Aquinas represents the LaCrosse area.  This year will mark my 7th trip to Florida with the marching band to perform at  Magic Kingdom.  Other trips we have taken include competitions in Nashville, St. Louis, Myrtle Beach,  New Orleans and New York.

In my spare time I love to reflect while listening to classical music and attending Broadway musicals and live concerts.

In the summer I enjoy the outdoors by taking long bike rides or walking the bike path around Lake Winona. I play the clarinet in the Winona Municipal Band and have done this for 38 consecutive years.

I enjoy taking graduate credits yearly to stay current in the field of music education and attending Drum Corps and other marching band competitions.
 
Chamber Ensemble
Chamber ensemble offers students who play orchestral or non
Concert Band
Concert Band is open to any student who plays or expresses an interest in playing a traditional band instrument. The Concert Band studies and performs a variety of musical forms and styles. The student receives instruction in a daily, full group rehearsal and in weekly individual lessons. Students are encouraged to study privately outside of school in addition to weekly lessons. Out of school activities include; concerts, large group and solo/ensemble contests, parades, community events, pep band, school Masses and the school musical.