Laura Paquette, Saxophone
Band Director, Hugo Owens Middle School
Laura Paquette has been a band teacher at Hugo Owens Middle School since 2018. Prior to that, she taught for eleven years at Oscar Smith Middle School in Chesapeake, VA and two years at Thomas Hunter Middle School in Mathews, VA. Her responsibilities include teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands, as well as teaching the Hugo Owens Jazz Band.
Mrs. Paquette received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Florida State University, and earned her Master's Degree in Music from Virginia Commonwealth University, studying with Dr. Terry Austin, Dr. David Greennagel, Dr. Patrict Dunnigan, and Mr. Patrick Meighan.
She has performed with the Virginia Wind Symphony since 2008, most notably performing at the Midwest Clinic in 2012 and 2017. She is also a member of the NAFME.
Mrs. Paquette lives in Chesapeake, VA with her husband Jason and two young children. In her free time, she enjoys cheering on her Florida State Seminoles, reading, drinking lots of coffee, and seeing live music performances.