Feast and Fanfare has polka theme for retiring teacher Steve Steager

(story and photo courtesy of Fremont Tribune)

James Farrell, Fremont Tribune

Every year, the Fremont Middle School’s Feast and Fanfare event takes on a different theme.

In the past, the event, which features performances by the middle school choirs, orchestra, jazz band and Tiger Band, has taken on themes like Motown, Renaissance, the ’60s and more. This year’s theme was Oktoberfest.

The choice was significant. It aimed to honor one of Fremont Middle School’s own: Steve Steager, middle school band director and polka enthusiast, who announced that he’d be retiring at the end of this school year.

“I think the whole thing was just kind of a thank you to him and his work for the last 30 years,” said Katie McShane-Schwieger, orchestra teacher at Fremont Middle School.