Degrees and Certifications:
B.M. in Trumpet Performance and Jazz Studies K-12 Music
Mr. Joel Poppen
My name is Joel Poppen and I teach music at Ankeny High School. Specifically, I teach marching band, concert band, jazz band, and instrumental lessons. I have a B. M. in trumpet and jazz studies from Coe College and completed my coursework for a teaching license at the University of Northern Iowa. I student taught in the Ankeny School District in the fall of 1990 and have been teaching here full time since August of 1991. Teaching music is a passion for me because of the ability that musicians have of communicating and expressing emotions that can not be expressed elsewhere in life.
I enjoy reading, playing tennis, learning about technology, and watching my sons play soccer and play music.
You can find out more about the Ankeny High School Band program at: www.ankenybands.com
If you need to contact me, you can find me at the following:
Ankeny High School