Member Since: 2009
Occupation: Band Director at Alton High School - music technology, Marching 100, Wind Symphony/Symphonic Band
Mentors/Musical Heroes: Alison Balsom, Chris Gekker
Favorite Brass Band Piece: Tba ....
Alyssa has been in the Alton School District since 2009, and has been the director of bands at Alton High School since 2012. In Alton she teaches music technology, two concert bands, and directs the Marching 100. She also teaches 5th grade beginning band at Lewis & Clark elementary, also in the Alton School District.
Alyssa graduated with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Missouri State University in 2008, where she studied trumpet with Dr. Grant Peters. She also holds a Master of Educational Administration degree from McKendree University (2013). She is a member of the Illinois Music Educator's Association and the National Association for Music Education.
Alyssa currently resides in Alton, and is recently engaged to Eric Overmann. They are planning a fall 2016 wedding, and are looking to reside in the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon/Maryville area with their two dogs, Tucker and George.