Chuck Varilek, a native of Tyndall, SD, is a recently retired band director, having taught band for 36 years. He and his lovely wife Julie both taught in South Dakota for 11 years and then 25 years in Estes Park, CO, where Chuck developed the award-winning Estes Park HS Band program. Chuck has been performing in dance bands throughout the Midwest since he was in high school. In addition, he has been very involved in community bands, both concert and jazz, in Estes Park and also now in Arizona. Chuck performs on a variety of instruments, but his favorite is trombone. He is thrilled and honored to be on stage with the very talented Barleens performers.