John Pohland, Band Director


John Pohland, Band Director

Following high school graduation, Mr. Pohland attended the University of St. Thomas then taught at Waconia High School for 15 years.

Why did you pursue the career path you have chosen? My dad was my high school band director, and I had many other mentors who influenced my decision to teach music.

What have you enjoyed most about NPHS? The students are incredibly kind, and I love the community support.

If you could sit next to anyone on an airplane, who would it be and why? Probably either Steve Carrell or Tom Hanks…my two favorite actors (for very different reasons! Ha!).

If you had a warning label, what would yours say? I can act very strange at times, and I wear my heart on my sleeve!