Lisa Cash and Joe Gantzer


Hi, my name is Lisa Cash.  I grew up on a dairy farm near Hixton, Wis., with six brothers and one sister. I graduated from Black River Falls High School and, four years later, from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. I have been teaching instrumental music for 29 years, with the majority of those years in Colby, Wis. I am in my seventh year at Sparta working with middle school band students. I enjoy teaching students how to play a musical instrument and to acquire a love for music!





Hello, I'm Joe Gantzer.  I have been a band director for the Sparta Area School District since 2007.  My responsibilities include (but not limited to) 8th Grade Band, SMS Jazz Band, SHS Concert Band, and Assistant Director for our SHS Marching Band. I grew up in Onalaska and graduated from UW-La Crosse in 2005. The students and staff at Meadowview help to make every day a little brighter.