About Mr. Kozian


I am proud to be the band director at West Middle School!  This is my 24th year of teaching and 15th at West.  Prior to coming to West in 2007, I was director of bands at Vicksburg High School for nine years.  

I grew up in the Detroit area and graduated in 1993 from L'Anse Creuse North High School in Macomb Township.  While at North our band traveled and performed in Disney World and England!  I also got to travel to New Orleans and march in the Mardi Gras Parades.  One parade was seven miles long!  

I attended Western Michigan University and was Drum Major of the Bronco Marching Band for two years!  I also attended the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois, where I earned a Masters Degree in Music Education.

I had a great time teaching in Vicksburg.  I took my bands to England, Disney World and Hawaii!  I even got to dance in front of 500+ people at Germaine's Luau while in Hawaii!  

My beautiful wife and I have been married for eight years.  We just celebrated our anniversary in July.  My wife is a great science teacher at Northern High School (go huskies!).  Hopefully, many of you will have the chance to have Mrs. Kozian as a teacher.  We also have a dog an cat, along with nine fish! Our house can be a real zoo sometimes!

I have two beautiful and crazy boys;  Benjamin is seven and Dennis is nine.  I am so thankful to have them and my wife in my life!  Ben will be in 2nd grade and Dennis will in 4th, at Moorsbridge Elementary!

When I am not at school, I enjoy hanging out with my family, doing yard-work and going up north...we have a condo on Lake Huron!  

I am so lucky to teach at West!  I hope to make difference by making great music!