This is Mr. Henry Kappler's first year in District 127. Prior to his time at D127, he was Director of Bands at Buffalo Grove High School and Associate Director of Bands at Holt High School in suburban St. Louis. He also served as a Graduate Assistant with the band program at Northern Illinois University, traveling with the Huskie Marching Band to the Orange Bowl and serving as interim director of the Wind Symphony.
Mr. Kappler received his Bachelor of Music and in Music Education degree from Millikin University, Master of Music Education degree from Northern Illinois University, and Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership degree from National Louis University. Mr. Kappler has studied trombone, jazz bass, and conducting with a variety of teachers throughout his academic and professional life and currently enjoys playing the guitar on the weekends. His students have received consistently high accolades, performing at the University of Illinois Superstate Festival, the Illinois Music Educators Conference, and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. He resides in Hainesville with his wife Jennifer and children, Wesley, Sabine, William, and Joanna.
At D127, Mr. Kappler administers all fine arts classes and programs, including the visual arts, music, and theatre.