Catherine Suzanne Kintner
Director of Bands and Choirs
Beaverton Jr/Sr High School
Catherine Kintner, music instructor at Beaverton Rural Schools earned a BME with a performance minor on the saxophone from Central Michigan University in 1984. She has also studied music education, vocal technique and conducting at Western Michigan University and Central Michigan University.
Mrs. Kintner is in her 36th year of teaching, all at Beaverton Rural Schools. She has been honored as "Director of the Year" by MSBOA District IX and MSVMA District 9. Mrs. Kintner was inducted into the Beaverton Athletic Hall of Fame in Februrary of 2014.
She teaches 7/8 grade music appreciation, 7th grade beginning band, 8th grade band, ms/hs choir, high school band, and color guard. Four of her five groups perform at district festivals yearly sponsored by MSBOA (Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association) and MSVMA (Michigan School Vocal Music Association). The HS Concert Band has consistently earned superior first division ratings at the district level, both Choirs have earned superior ratings at the district level (qualifying for state).
Mrs. Kintner has served as a member of the executive board for MSBOA District IX 34 of her 35 years in the following capacities: Secretary, V.P. of Solo & Ensemble, V.P. of All-Star Band, Treasurer, President, FIC, Music Ed, Member Emeritus and festival host. She currently serves as Treasurer/Member Emeritus Chair for MSBOA and Co-Manager/Treasurer from MSVMA.
She has also served her school as Student Government Advisor (5 years), Junior Class Advisor (7 years), Color Guard Coach (15 years), JV and Varsity Cheerleading Coach (12 years) and MS Cheerleading Coach (8 years).
Mrs. Kintner volunteered for six years with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Gladwin County. She served as Co-Chair for 2 years and Chair for 3 years concentrating on sponsorship, fundraising and entertainment at the 24 hour event.
In her spare time, Cathy has performed with the Bay Concert Bay (Bay City), the Gateway Community Band (Clare), plays piano/sings for Wedding ceremonies in the area, works in her perennial garden and can’t wait to spend more time with her family at the cottage on Higgins Lake.
She and her husband Dan have been married for 16 years and have 4 children - Cory (Dawn), Molly (Dustin), Joe and Nate AND 4 grand children (one more on the way).