Beyond the Spotlight – Episode 3: Dan Kesterke

Dan Kesterke is Director of Bands at Siena Heights University in Adrian, Michigan. He’s also a very busy freelance clinician, drummer, and percussionist, who plays in several cover bands of various genres, a jazz quartet, and he performs in numerous symphonic and pit orchestra settings throughout southeast Michigan. On a cold, windy Monday morning at the tail end of 2019,

Pit Happens!

Over the last few years, I’ve been focusing more on pit orchestra gigs (musical theater productions) for a multitude of reasons: 40 years of playing in the cover band scene has burned me out It’s a great way to keep up on my reading chops I really enjoy being a member of a larger team working toward a common goal,

I’m back!

So, if you’ve been following this blog for awhile, you know I haven’t posted any new content in over 3 years. There were numerous reasons for that: My concert photography was virtually non-existent Social media began playing a larger role in my communications I honestly felt like I had little to say (that anyone would care about) Over the last