Henry is currently the Director of Bands at Buffalo Grove High School. Prior to his time at BG, he was Associate Director of Bands at Holt High School in Suburban St. Louis and Director of Bands at Jersey Community High School. He also served as a Graduate Assistant with the bands at Northern Illinois University, traveling with the Huskie Marching Band to the Orange Bowl and serving as interim director of the Wind Symphony. Mr. Kappler's concert, jazz and marching bands have consistently received superior ratings and placed at contests in both Missouri and Illinois.
Mr. Kappler received his Bachelor's of Music in Music Education from Millikin University and completed his Master's of Music Education with an emphasis in Conducting from Northern Illinois University. He has attended conducting symposia at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois and Ball State University. He is a member of IMEA, NAfME, Tau Beta Sigma and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He currently resides in Grayslake with his wife Jennifer and children, Wesley, Sabine, William and Joanna.