John Cisetti has led the band program at Louisburg, Kansas for 40 years. He teaches more than 350 students per day in grades five through twelve at three different buildings, and produces more than 60 public performances each year. His groups consistently receive first-division ratings. Mr. Cisetti was named the Louisburg USD #416 Secondary Teacher of the Year for 2018-2019 and a semifinalist for the 2019 Kansas Teacher of the Year. He was named a 2017 Laureate of the John Philip Sousa Foundation Bandworld Legion of Honor and was the 2015-2016 Northeast Kansas Music Educators Association Outstanding High School Band Director. He was awarded the Louisburg Master Teacher of the Year in 2000, was a semifinalist for the 2001 Kansas Teacher of the Year, and was named the 2007 Walmart Local Teacher of the Year.
Mr. Cisetti holds a Bachelor of Music Education, a Master of Arts, and an Educational Specialist degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and School of Education. Mr. Cisetti has served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas Bandmasters Association. He is also a member of the National Band Association, the Kansas Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education.