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Ms. Katherine Filatov

Hi! I'm Ms. Filatov and I am the Band Director at Blue Mountain Middle School. This is my fourth year at BMMS and I am very excited to work with such amazing students to make music! Even during these difficult times of COVID, music is so important. No matter how - make sure you keep making and enjoying music!

Many years ago, I started playing the clarinet and I fell in love with band. Since then I have not stopped learning about music or playing music. I have Bachelors degrees from Ithaca College in Music Education and Clarinet Performance and my Masters degree in Music Education from Boston University. I am very excited to teach my students about the many aspects and perspectives of music through the practice and performance of our band music.

Outside of my classroom, I enjoy running, art, reading and watching TV shows! My favorite band piece is the First Suite in Eb by Gustav Holst; my favorite musicians are Phoebe Bridgers, Lake Street Dive, and Mac Miller; my favorite book is All the Light We Cannot See; and my favorite TV shows at the moment are Avatar the Last Airbender, Bobs Burgers, and One Piece!