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Eric Dasher
Director
edasher@ecasd.us
715-852-6360
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Eric Dasher is the director of the freshman, Old Abe, and Concert bands, as well as the pep and marching bands at Memorial High School. Mr. Dasher began his teaching career at Duluth East High School in Duluth, MN, where he taught for two years. He has been the director at Memorial since 2000. Mr. Dasher has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a Master’s of Educational Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. His principal instrument is the French Horn, and he previously served as the principal French Horn of the Chippewa Valley Symphony and played with Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, and the Twin Ports Wind Ensemble. Mr. Dasher lives in Eau Claire with his wife, Becky, and their three children, Emily, Katelyn, and Joseph.
Scott Hensiak
Director
shensiak@ecasd.us
(715) 852-6361
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Mr. Hensiak attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for his bachelor's degree in Music Education. While a student, he performed with many jazz ensembles and concert bands including UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensemble I and the Wind Symphony on various saxophones and clarinets. He also performed regionally with the Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra on tenor saxophone. After graduation, he worked as the Stage Band Director for the 2013 Kids From Wisconsin, a youth performing group that travels the state of Wisconsin. Mr. Hensiak then went on to live and work in Balsam Lake, WI as the band director for Unity High School. In addition to music at the high school, he founded a regional big band for the area while living there, the Step Up and Swing! Band and has performed in local musical theater pit orchestras.