Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Theory, Marching Band Director
Mr. Patterson grew up in Washington Borough, New Jersey. It is there that he developed his love for music. After graduating high school in 2005, Mr. Patterson attended Rowan University working towards a Bachelors of Music Education. Mr. Patterson accepted his first music position in the Capital School District in 2009 and began working on his Masters at the University of Delaware in Instrumental Conducting. After completing his masters, Mr. Patterson accepted a position in the Smyrna School District for one year before joining the Lake Forest family in 2015. Mr. Patterson enjoys outdoor activities such as cycling and rock climbing. One piece of advice he would like to give his students is greatness does not happen by accident. It takes determination and practice. If everyone strives towards greatness, then the ensemble will be amazing. Mr. Patterson believes there is a great musician inside each of his students and strives to help that student reach their full potential.