Mr. Brad Heddinger is Director of Bands at Belvidere South Middle
School. Mr. Heddinger received his BA in Music Education from the
University of Northern Iowa in 1989. Mr. Heddinger is in his 25th year of
teaching bands. He started his career as band director for the Harris-Lake
Park Schools in Lake Park, Iowa. Mr. Heddinger has also taught bands in
Grand Rapids, Minnesota and Garner, Iowa. Mr. Heddinger was a middle
school band director for the Cedar Rapids Community School District in Cedar
Rapids, Iowa for 8 years before coming to Belvidere, IL in 2002. Mr.
Heddinger has performed on trumpet, clarinet and percussion with the Marion
Community Band from Marion, Iowa. Mr. Heddinger also has extensive
experience in the Drum and Bugle Corps activity with such groups as the Madison
Scouts from Madison, Wisconsin and the Nite Express from Cedar Rapids,
Iowa. Mr. Heddinger has also performed with the Eastern Iowa Brass Band.
Mr. Heddinger is currently a member of the Rockford Wind Ensemble percussion
section and a member of the clarinet section in the Kishwaukee Valley Concert Band.