Band Directors

Colin Weber

Director of Bands

(616) 696-1200 ext. 7802

Mr. Weber holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education from Western Michigan University, and a Master’s of Music in Instrumental Conducting from Western Illinois University. 

Mr. Weber taught for 10 years at Allegan Public Schools before coming to Cedar Springs Public Schools. He taught for five years as the Assistant Director of Bands before leaving to study at Western Illinois University. While at WIU Mr. Weber was a Graduate Assistant for the University Bands where he was responsible for the concert bands, athletic bands, and the “Marching Leathernecks.” Upon graduation, Mr. Weber came back to Michigan and took the Director of Bands position for Allegan Public Schools. At Allegan, Mr. Weber taught the 6-12 band program.

Mr. Weber received the Most Valuable Educator 2019 Award, and was nominated for Outstanding People for Education Award 2020 while working at APS.

Mr. Weber grew up in a family of musicians. His parents, and three siblings all hold music degrees. His siblings and Mr. Weber were all taught piano at a young age by their mother, and Mr. Weber began playing the alto saxophone in 5th grade. Mr. Weber regularly performs as a member of the Lake Effect Saxophone Quartet led by Dr. Tiffany Engle, Director of Bands and Saxophone Professor at Calvin University.

Mr. Weber grew up in Rochelle, IL located eighty miles west of Chicago. Most of his family still lives in Northern Illinois, except for his brother who lives in Muskegon and is the Music Teacher for West Michigan Academy of Arts. Mr. Weber enjoys finding the best coffee and foodie places with his wife, Dr. O’Neill-Weber who is a psychologist. They both love animals and hope to adopt a dog soon.

Matthew Nabozny

Director of Bands

(616) 696-1200 ext. 7804

Mr. Nabozny received his Bachelor Degree in Music Education from Wayne State University. He also studied at Michigan State University where he was a part of the Spartan Marching Band and other MSU performing ensembles. 

Previously, Mr. Nabozny held the position of Percussion Instructor at Port Huron Northern High School and St. Clair High School. He was also an active clinician with various middle school and high school bands in St. Clair, Sanilac, and Macomb County. 

Mr. Nabozny performed with the Spartan Marching Band in the 100th Rose Bowl Game and 125th Tournament of Roses Parade on January 1, 2014. He has also performed with various bands in Florida, Indiana, California, and Texas.

Mr. Nabozny began taking piano lessons at the age of 9. He began playing percussion in 6th Grade Beginning Band. He continued playing percussion all through high school and became a percussion instructor at his alma mater, Port Huron Northern. He continued to serve as percussion instructor throughout college, growing the program from a small high school drumline into a year round percussion program. 

Mr. Nabozny is an active composer and arranger. He has commissioned music for Solo and Ensemble Festival, Chamber Ensembles, Pep and Marching Bands, and Percussion Ensemble. He is currently the percussion arranger for Port Huron Northern and St. Clair High Schools.

Mr. Nabozny came from Port Huron MI. As he tells his students, he was closer to Canada than most are to Grand Rapids. He has family based in the Thumb Area and Grand Rapids. When not in the band room, Mr. Nabozny enjoys mountain biking, writing music, reading, and being outdoors.