has been teaching since 1979.
He served as the Grandville Middle School Director for 12 years before joining the Grandville High School Music Department as Assistant Instrumental Music Director in 2001.
He was previously Director of Bands at Cedar Springs Public Schools for six years, and Director of Band and Choir at Grant Public Schools for two and a half years.
received a Bachelor of Music Education from Central Michigan University
, where he
studied euphonium under Norman C. Dietz and Brent Dutton.
Bands under his
direction have consistently received first division ratings at MSBOA festivals.
Mr. Persky is an active adjudicator in marching and concert bands for MSBOA and has served as a Vice President in District VII of MSBOA.
He has been a member of the Grand Rapids Symphonic Band since 1979.
wife, Diane, teaches French at Grandville High School