ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
The Elementary Bands are the foundation of the Mukwonago Band Program upon which a tradition of excellence and distinction are built. These ensembles are led by a team of exceptional educators whose dedication and commitment to success ensure that every student has a place in the band.
Ms. Clements is the band director at Eagleville, Prairie View, Rolling Hills, and Section Elementary Schools in Mukwonago, WI. She is the chair of the Elementary music department and is a Woodwind Technician with the Mukwonago High School Marching Band.
In 2019, Ms. Clements presented at the Wisconsin Music Educators Convention on "Recruiting for Balance in Your Beginning Ensembles". An active performer, Ms. Clements is a member of the Milwaukee chapter of the American Legion Band and constantly seeks out other performing opportunities including church masses, chamber ensembles, and local musical theatre.
Ms. Clements graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012 with a degree in Music Education. While at UWM, she studied clarinet under the instruction of Todd Levy--Principal of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Fe Opera.
Eagleville, Prairie View, Rolling Hills, & Section
Elementary Department Chair
Clarendon, Big Bend (Lessons)
Mr. Warrichaiet has been teaching in Mukwonago since August of 2015. He studied Instrumental and General Music Education at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire. While at UW-Eau Claire he performed and toured with the Wind Symphony which premiered and recorded new band works. He also performed with the 300+ member Blugold Marching Band. With the marching band he toured all across the country to NFL stadiums and the world providing leadership as a section leader. His experiences with the Jazz bands, saxophone quartet, and marching band all influence his teaching today. Warrichaiet teaches band and general music at Clarendon Avenue Elementary. He also teaches band lessons at Big Bend Elementary and marching band at MHS. He is an active performer with the Palmyra Eagle Community Band and actively seeks out other performing opportunities. He is a member of Wisconsin School Music Association, the National Association for Music Education, and is Clarendon’s boys basketball coach.
Mrs. Caretta-Hull has been a performing musician since she was in the 5th grade. She started off playing the clarinet, and soon after also picked up the flute. She knew from middle school on she wanted to be a music teacher. After graduating from Park High School in Racine, WI, Mrs. Caretta-Hull attended UW-Milwaukee where she pursued a degree in Music Education. At UWM she studied clarinet with Todd Levy, principal clarinetist for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Mrs. Caretta-Hull was also the band librarian for the UWM Bands for 3 years, and was the student organizer for the State Solo/Ensemble festival hosted at UWM.
Since graduating from UWM, Mrs. Caretta-Hull has been an active musician and music teacher in the greater Milwaukee area. She has taught every grade from Kindergarten through high school including band and general music at all levels. Mrs. Caretta-Hull earned her Master's Degree in Music Education through Boston University in 2012 and recently completed her Kodály Levels and Mastery Certificate. She currently serves as Secretary of the Chicago Area Kodály Educators Board. She is an active reader, and enjoys all things related to technology. She is constantly in search of new activities to use with her students and is always trying out the latest apps to further the education of herself and her students.
Outside of the classroom Mrs. Caretta-Hull is an active gigging musician, performing in pit orchestras for musicals, orchestras, and Renaissance festivals as well as the bands Ogham and Paddygrass (www.derekbyrnemusic.com).
A traditional Irish musician, Mrs. Caretta-Hull plays the bodhrán and tin whistle. Each year, she performs for thousands of people at festivals around the Midwest. Mrs. Caretta-Hull has been a soloist with the Fox Valley Symphony in Appleton, WI, Milwaukee Irish Fest, and the Wauwatosa Community Band, and is published by Hal Leonard.
She is also the newly appointed Music Director for the Bristol Renaissance Faire.
Mr. Hackbarth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, May 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Instrumental and General Music. He is primarily a trombonist that discovered his joy for teaching elementary students during his time in university. Other than trombone, Mr. Hackbarth is a multi-instrumentalist focusing on brass, but also has a passion for guitar and ukulele, as well as music technology, which he often brings into his teaching. He is also an active musician outside of school, playing in the Milwaukee American Legion Band.
Prairie View (Lessons)