Conducting the way for students’ success

HHS band director Kevin Krivosik shows enthusiasm and devotion through his teaching.


M. Hiermann

Krivosik is passionate in leading his students through conducting the band.

By Maya Hiermann

Every morning at 7 a.m. for five days a week, Kevin Krivosik arrives at school, ready to inspire future musicians. He grabs his baton and leads his students to harmony, each sway of his baton displaying his dedication and passion for teaching band

Krivosik has been Huntley High School’s band director for the last five years with previous experience at District 300 for two years. During his elementary years, Krivosik’s first instrument was the clarinet. Throughout college, he learned how to play every instrument from the french horn to auxiliary percussion.

He strives to be a role model for his students by using teaching methods he learned in college and prior musical knowledge. 

“I always wanted to make sure that I pushed myself to be my own personal best and always ask for feedback,” Krivosik said. “I just wanted to make sure that I was being my best self so that I’ll be able to be the best for my students.” 

Krivosik cares for his students’ musical careers by taking the time to work with each instrument section separately and give individuals constructive feedback. He also uses a piano for tuning and discusses certain notes and rhythms if his students are struggling. 

“He’s very adamant about his students and he makes sure that everyone’s growing as a player,” sophomore Savannah Stone said. 

Krivosik’s students are not the only people who acknowledge his devotion for teaching. His fellow colleague, orchestra teacher Jeff Rollins, also acknowledges it, appreciating his work ethic, commitment and enthusiasm while teaching. 

“You can see his passion in his teaching come through all the time, but especially at the concerts,” Rollins said. “You can really tell the energy and heart that he pours into it, and then the kids really enjoy it as well.”