501 W. Dresser Road DeKalb, IL 60115



© 2016 by DHS Music Department

Band Staff

Steve Lundin

Steven Lundin is the Director of Bands at DeKalb High School. He directs the DHS Marching Barbs, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble and Steel Band.


Mr. Lundin holds degrees from The Crane School of Music and Northern Illinois University with a focus in music education and percussion performance and pedagogy.

Originally a native of Setauket, New York, Mr. Lundin has also taught in New York in addition to serving as the assistant director of bands at Long Island’s USDAN Center for the Performing Arts.


He has presented clinics at various high schools and colleges throughout the Midwest, as well as the 2006 Bands of America Summer Symposium as a member of the Base4 Percussion Quartet. Base4 won the 2003 Percussive Arts Society international competition for collegiate percussion ensembles and performed at the PAS international convention (PASIC). Base4 also performed Akira Nishimura’s Concerto for timpani and five percussionists at PASIC’s celebration of the solo timpanist in 2007. Mr. Lundin also serves on the faculty of the Northern Illinois University Percussion camp.


Mr. Lundin maintains an active private percussion studio and performs as a free-lance musician in and around DeKalb. Mr. Lundin likes to spend his free time with his family. He and his wife, Emily live in DeKalb with their two children: Mariana and Miles.

Kristine Mutchler

Kristine Mutchler is the Assistant Director of Bands at DeKalb High School. She directs the DHS Concert Band and teaches courses in music technology.

Kristine Mutchler is a seasoned music educator with a deep knowledge of primary and secondary education, instructional technology, and audio and video recording and post-production.  She holds degrees from Northern Illinois University in Music Performance and Music Education with an additional certificate in Professional Teaching Practices. She will complete a Master's of Science in Education in Instructional Technology with a certificate in Distance Education in May 2017.

Ms. Mutchler maintains an active private horn studio and works as an assistant  engineer and videographer for Aphorism Studios Inc.


Ms. Mutchler spends her free time working with her husband Dan and relaxing with family. They live in Elburn with their daughter Ridley and two cats Maceo and Thelonious.