Mr. Uttke has been at Herman for 8 years as the band director. He is excited to start the school year with the incoming 5th & 6th grade band students. Helping young musicians grow in their musical lives is one of this passions. In addition to education, he is involved with music in a variety of ways including conducting a Hand bell/Hand Chime Choir, playing in a brass sextet, singing in a choir, writing music (both for educational purposes and for fun) and occasionally playing in a pit orchestra for musicals. During summer, he enjoys camping and canoeing. When at home he can be found playing with his daughter Lucy, who is super cute and a lot of fun.