Welcome & Bio


Name:  Mrs. Mellisa Vande Stroet

Education:  Bachelors Degree in K - 12 Music Education from Northwestern College, St. Paul, MN in Dec 2000

Professional Background:  

          Hot Springs Band & Choir Director (August 2018 - 
          MS & HS Choir Director in Hot Springs (August 2016 - July 2018)
           7th - 8th Middle School Bands in Watertown, SD (August 2009 - December 2014)
           Watertown High School Band Assistant Director ( August 2008 - August 2009)
           Estelline Director for 5-12 Bands & 7-12 Choirs (December 2000 - May 2008)

Professional Organizations:  ACDA, NAfME, & South Dakota Bandmasters

High School:  Rock Valley Community High School, Rock Valley, IA

Family:  Loren, Thad (10 yrs) & Taryn (7 yrs)

Favorite Movie:  Top Gun
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Song:  Livin On A Prayer (Bon Jovi)
Favorite Drink: Coca-Cola

Main Instrument:  Baritone & Piano
Interesting Fact:  Can play all instruments at least respectfully