Chaz Fonda has been the band director at Blair High School within Blair Community Schools since 2022. Mr. Fonda graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor's Degree in K-12 Instrumental Music, obtained a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from the University of Iowa, and earned a Master's Degree in Music Education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Mr. Fonda also received National Board Certification through the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards in 2022.
Before teaching in Blair, Mr. Fonda taught for six years at Bennington Public Schools and four years at Harlan Community Schools (IA). Throughout his years of teaching, students consistently received Superior ratings at marching contests, concert band contests, and solo/ensemble contests. Many of Mr. Fonda's students have been accepted into the All-State Band/Orchestra and various honor bands.
Professionally, Mr. Fonda is the Treasurer of the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association, a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, an Apple Certified Teacher, a member of the Nebraska Music Educators Association, an alumni of the Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity, received the Jack R. Snider Award for the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association in 2019, and was honored to conduct the Bennington 8th Grade Concert Band at the NSBA State Conference in 2020.
In his spare time, Mr. Fonda enjoys walking, hiking, biking, backpacking, and spending time with his husband, Jeff, and their dogs, Hunter and Zoey!