Our Faculty

Mr. Jaime Escatel

Bachelor's Degree, Music Education

Eastern Illinois University

Principal Instrument: Trombone

Mr. Escatel is Director of Bands at:

  • Douglas Elementary

  • Henry Raab Elementary

  • Jefferson Elementary

  • Union Elementary

  • Director:

    • 4th Grade Beginning Band 

    • 5th Grade Intermediate Band 

    • 6th Grade Advanced Band 

    • 118 Elementary Jazz Band 

    • Summer Band 



Dr. Toby Curtright

Bachelor's Degree, Music Education

Western Illinois University

Master's Degree, Music Performance

Western Illinois University

Doctoral Degree, Jazz Bass Performance

Principal Instrument: Electric/ Double Bass

Dr. Curtright is Director of Bands at:

  • A. Lincoln Elementary

  • Franklin  Elementary

  • Roosevelt Elementary

  • Westhaven Elementary



Mr. Tony DiPasquale

Author of The Jazz Lictionary

Bachelor's Degree, Music Education

Jazz Emphasis

Millikin University

Master's Degree, Jazz Piano Performance

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Principal Instrument: Piano

Mr. DiPasquale is Director of Bands at:

  • Central Junior High

  • West Junior High

  • Director:

    • 118 Jazz Ensemble

    • 118 Marching Band

    • 118 Concert Band

    • 118 Jazz Combo

    • Percussion Ensemble