The Next Generation Of Musicians

Tyler Charneski: De Pere High School Band

Tyler Charneski is a member of the De Pere High School band. Charneski started playing the trombone in fifth grade. Submitted Photo

Name: Tyler Charneski

School: De Pere

Area of Interest: Band

Parents: Tonya and Thomas Charneski

As many do, Tyler Charneski said he got his start with band as a fifth grader – in his case with the trombone.

Charneski said his love for band really began blossoming when he became part of the after school jazz ensemble.

“I love being able to express myself through my instrument and connect to others without either of us having to know anything about the other,” he said.

Charneski said as a high-schooler, he is quite involved in the band program.

“I performed in the pit orchestra for this year’s musical, Matilda, as well as performing in the Jam Session Show Band,” he said.

Charneski’s love for music and band has inspired him to make it a career after high school.

“I’m planning on becoming a band director myself when I graduate from college. I want to attend the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for music education,” he said. “Personally, joining band was one of the best choices I’ve ever made, and I would encourage anyone looking into it, no matter what their age, to pick up an instrument and try it out for themselves.”

Do you have any hidden talents? I’ve been able to say the ABCs backward since I was 3.

What’s the greatest piece of advice you’ve received? It’s only weird if you make it weird!

Where do you hope to one day visit? New Zealand.

What advice would you have to other students thinking of starting band? Just dive right in. Don’t feel disheartened if you don’t get it right away, no one’s gonna be Miles Davis the first time they pick up an instrument.

If you had a superpower, what would it be? The ability to control time.

Milk, white or dark chocolate? Dark chocolate.

Early bird or night owl? Night owl.

Favorite Halloween costume you’d ever had? I had a Minecraft Steve costume back in 3rd grade that I still have the head for in my closet.

Apple or Android? Apple.

Favorites:
Cereal: Fruity Pebbles with oat milk
TV show: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Guilty pleasure: Listening to Taylor Swift
Marvel character: Dr. Strange
Candy: The holiday Reese’s varieties

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