Peyton Grunzke is a music educator from Waseca, Minnesota. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2020 where she participated in numerous ensembles as a part of her music education studies, including the clarinet studio, UWEC Wind Ensemble, and Blugold Marching Band.
Ms. Grunzke has extensive experience as a member and teacher of the marching arts, with a special emphasis on conducting and leadership. She served as drum major for the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps in 2018-2019, in addition to serving as drum major for River City Rhythm Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017. Most recently, Ms. Grunzke was an Assistant Band Director at Stovall Middle School of Aldine ISD in Houston, TX. Under her direction, the Stovall Concert Band received its first ever Sweepstakes rating at the UIL Concert & Sight Reading evaluation.
Aside from all things band, Ms. Grunzke enjoys reading, spending time outdoors with her doodle Theo, and a good cup of coffee.