Kurt and Sue Bauche are retiring from teaching after 30 years spent mainly in the Farmington R-7 School District.
Kurt’s teaching responsibilities have included marching band, symphonic band, concert band and jazz band. He has been a presented for in-service activities in the Farmington School District, and he served as a chairperson for the school’s North Central Evaluation and Missouri School Improvement Review.
Under his direction, the Farmington High School Symphonic Band has annually received superior division “one” ratings at the MSHAA Evaluative Music Festival. Bauche is a past co-coordinator for marching bands at the MSHAA Show-Me Bowl at the Edward Jones Dome for the state high school football championships. The band was also the sweepstake award winner at the Worlds of Fun Festivals of Music competition in 2006 and at Music In The Parks competition in 2007.
Sue’s teaching responsibilities included Knight’s Choir, Knightingales Women’s Choir, Men’s Chorus, Choraliers, Fundamentals of Music, and A Capella choir.
Bauche is also the director of the Farmington Memorial United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and worship leader for the traditional service. She is in her 15th year as director of choirs in the Farmington R-VII School District, having previously taught for 15 years at West County R-IV Schools.
The Farmington Band Boosters will be hosting an open house Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Farmington High School in the lower cafeteria. Light refreshments will be served.
Community members, colleagues, former students, parents and current students are invited to come and wish the Bauches well in their retirement.