Band Staff

Mr. John Gorecki

Director of Bands & Choir

Mr. Gorecki has taught at Sangamon Valley since 2011, before which he earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Millikin University. He currently teaches band grades 5-12 and high school choir. He is also involved with extracurriculars such as the Spring Musical, Valley Voices, and Jazz Band.

Mr. Gorecki is also an active musician in the Decatur area, singing tenor with Opus 24 (the area's premiere community choir) and playing in the clarinet section and as a frequent soloist with the Decatur Municipal Band.

Email: jgorecki@sangamonvalley.org Twitter: @MrGorecki

Mrs. Erin Hargrove

Color Guard Coach

Mrs. Hargrove has been coaching color guard at Sangamon Valley since fall of 2008. Prior to that she performed in a variety of winter guards and marched drum and bugle corps. Outside of marching band Mrs. Hargrove is a teacher in the Decatur Public School system and a swim coach at the YMCA. She enjoys spending time with her family and with her two kids that keep her on her toes.