Our Director

Steven G. LyonsSteven G. Lyons holds a BA degree in Music Education and Music Theory/Composition from Western Illinois University, and a MA degree in Music Education from the University of Minnesota. Having taught high school band in Illinois and Minnesota for twenty-six years, Steve has been at Champlin Park High School since 1992. Steve has also served as adjunct professor at St. Cloud State University where he directed the Campus Band.

An advocate of lifelong learning and playing, Steve has guest directed Community Bands in Greenville, Illinois, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Park, and Plymouth. Other guest conducting appearances include the Schmitt Music Strike Up The Band Honor Band, the St. Louis All-Suburban Honor Band, the Anoka-Hennepin 8th Grade Honor Band, and the University of Minnesota-Duluth Maroon Honor Band. Steve has also served as percussion section coach for the MMEA All-State BandMMEA All-State Orchestra, and MBDA Middle Level Honor Band.

An active arranger and composer, Steve has written extensively for marching bands in Minnesota, Illinois, Kentucky and South Dakota. Mr. Lyons has played drums and percussion for the past eight years with the St. Gerard’s Music Ministry and also plays with the Generation II Big Band. He lives in Champlin with his wife Tami. They have two children Patrick and Corryn, as well as Jackson, the family dog.

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