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Truckee High School welcomes music teacher, announces performances

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Steele specializes in teaching a variety of musical styles.
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Truckee High School welcomes new music teacher Jesse Steele to the faculty.

Steele grew up in Tahoe City, graduating from North Tahoe High in 1996. An accomplished musician, Steele has performed with local bands Jelly Bread, Downbeat, Terraplane, Quartet Minus One, Peter Joseph Burt and the King Tide, and Sneaky Creatures.

Over the past 13 years Steele has performed professionally and taught music in Maui, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Reno and Tahoe. His primary instrument is trumpet, but he has also taught and performed on guitar and saxophone.

Steele graduated from CSU Sacramento with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and recently completed a Masters of Music in music education from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Steele specializes in teaching a variety of musical styles including jazz, classical, Latin and funk and enjoys teaching music to people of all ages. While not teaching or performing he enjoys a variety of outdoor activities including river rafting, skiing, basketball and disc golf.

THS Band’s first public performance is scheduled for during the Wolverines half-time show at Surprise Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6. Mark your calendar for the up-coming Fall Concert, scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 30 in the THS auditorium.