Raised in a North Vernon, Matt started his musical studies at age 13 learning on guitar. Matt and Kyle Hunteman are longtime friends. Matt cultivated his passion at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Writing & Production. Matt has arranged and composed for a wide variety of ensembles including jazz big band, full size orchestra, string orchestra, a capella voices, pop/ rock and country. Living in Nashville, TN, Matt is
A note from BHS Music Theory: Songwriting teacher Jon Porter: "Dane Clark has been the drummer for John Mellencamp for the past 25 years. Before that, Dane was an accomplished and sought after session musician. Dane is also an accomplished singer-songwriter and has produced several notable artists (Steve Earle, Donovan, John Sebastian, and many others). Dane spoke to the class regarding song structure, producing, and performing."
Batesville High School students had the privilege of working with Danyel Mann. Danyel worked with students after school and on evenings to teach choreography for several numbers in the musical Footloose. The numbers are listed below. “Footloose” (opening) “The Girl Gets Around” “I Can’t Stand Still” “I’m Free” “Still Rockin’” “Let’s Hear It for the Boy” “Footloose” (Finale) The dancing in this show was intense and covered a wide array of music genres. Danyel spent numerous ho
During Read Across America week the students had so much fun dressing up for Dr. Seuss themed days, having a special Dr. Seuss treat at lunch, for example, green eggs and ham was served, as well as reading many different Dr. Seuss books throughout the week. To conclude the week, we brought in a special visitor, The Cat in the Hat! The Cat in the Hat traveled around to lunches and recesses to greet and talk to the students.