Mrs. Heidi Haderthauer - Director of Bands
Heidi Haderthauer has been the NMHS Band director since 2012. She has been, and remains, the David E. Owens Middle School Band director since 2004. During her tenure in the New Milford School District she has directed Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, and was the Musical Director at DEOMS for six years. Mrs. Haderthauer also organized the New Milford Summer Music Academy with colleagues Julia Berenshtein and Danielle Kida.
Under her direction, the NMHS Band has received a Bronze Award at a National Band Festival in Washington, DC and a Superior Rating at the High Note Festival in Allentown, PA. In April 2015, she led the NMHS Band to Disney World where they marched down Main Street and took part in a "You're Instrumental" Workshop.
Along with her duties in the New Milford School District, she is also on the Board of the Music Educators of Bergen County (MEBCI). When not organizing events, she performs flute in the Ridgewood Concert Band.
Mrs. Haderthauer holds degrees from Ithaca College (BM Music Education with an emphasis in flute performance) and Boston University (MM Music Education).
Mr. Andrew DeJoseph - Assistant Band Director
Mrs. Ruth Beiner - Color Guard Instructor
Mr. Andrew Haderthauer - Percussion Instructor and Drill Writer
Mr. Haderthauer is a graduate of Ridgewood High School. He studied percussion with Gary Fink for seven years and continued his studies at the University of Delaware under percussionist Tom Palmer. Andrew has worked with the Summer Music Academy in Ridgewood from 2004-2014 where he oversaw the logistics of the percussion program. He has worked as the Sideline Percussion Instructor with the R.H.S. Marching Band from 2006-2012 and currently works with both the Emerson and New Milford High School Marching Bands as their drumline and percussion instructor. Also a member of the Encore Music Studio in Ridgewood, Andrew has been giving private lessons since 2006. He is also an active member of the Ridgewood Concert Band.