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Hussey used music, sports to build connections

May 29, 2020

By David Nordby

The Brillion News

BRILLION – Since 1992, Kevin Hussey has been a part of the Brillion School District as a middle school band teacher, play director and sports coach.

Hussey is not fully stepping away from the district, even though he is retiring at the end of the school year. He says he is going to offer to help where he can with sports, plays and substitute teaching.

“I don’t know that I’ll miss it because I’ll still be around and offer to help. If they don’t want my help, that’s okay, too, but if I can come out and volunteer and help out in small ways, I plan on doing that,” Hussey said.

Hussey says he is tired of the administrative duties, but not the teaching duties.

“I have enough years in to retire, so I’ll just do the fun parts. I’ll pick and choose and I can work on days when I want to work and not work on days I don’t want to work,” Hussey said.

Michelle, Hussey’s wife since 1987, is also retiring, stepping away from her position as high school band director in Valders. The two have thought about teaching piano in Brillion.

The only plans set in stone for the two are to travel. The couple’s four kids are spread out throughout the country in Wisconsin, Colorado, Arizona and North Carolina.

“We want to have time to get out and travel and see our kids who live in really fun places,” Hussey said.

Hussey’s love of music that he has had since he was young runs deep, and he made a career out of it that allowed him to get to this point.

“It’s expressive qualities. The excitement of it. All of the range of human emotion you can imagine that gets expressed and the whole idea that music takes up what words we lost. If words could describe music perfectly, we wouldn’t need the music,” Hussey said.

Hussey grew up in Green Bay and graduated from Green Bay Southwest High School in 1980, as part of a class of 477.

Please see the complete story in the May 28, 2020 edition of The Brillion News.



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