Meet Ken Goodman

Ken Goodman is the Director of Bands at Sycamore High School, a position he has held since 1999. His responsibilities at the high school include directing the Symphonic Band, the Concert Band, the Marching Spartans, and the Basketball Pep Band. He also teaches elementary band lessons, assists with elementary full band rehearsals, and directs the middle school jazz band. Under his direction, the Symphonic Band has performed at the ILMEA Illinois Music Education Conference and the University of Illinois Superstate Band Festival. During his time at Sycamore, the SHS Music Department has placed in the top three of the IHSA Class A Music Sweepstakes six times, and the City of Sycamore has been recognized by NAMM as one of the Best Communities for Music Education.

Prior to his tenure in Sycamore, Mr. Goodman taught high school and middle school band in Roxana, IL. He received his B.S. in Music Education from the University of Illinois, and he earned his M.M. in Wind Conducting from Louisiana State University, where he was a student of Frank Wickes. He has taken additional courses at Northern Illinois University, the VanderCook College of Music, and the American College of Education. Having served the Illinois Music Education Association in several different capacities, he is currently the ILMEA District 8 President. A clarinetist, Mr. Goodman is a member of the Wheaton Municipal Band and the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra. His wife Terri is a former choral music educator and an accomplished singer, actor, and pianist. They live in Sycamore with their daughter Alise, who dances and plays the flute.


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