MISSOURI VALLEY, Iowa (KMTV) — He is known as the singing superintendent of Missouri Valley, Iowa, after a series of snow day announcements have featured him putting his own spin on popular songs.
Brent Hoesing has been the superintendent of Missouri Valley Schools for two years, but last year he changed the way he delivers school announcements.
His first snow day parody was "Let it Go" from the movie Frozen. The idea for these creative videos came from his wife who said he needed to think of creative ways to call a snow day. "You expect your students to take chances and if you're not gonna take the same chances that they are you're kinda being a hypocrite," he said.
Now he's written lyrics to classics like "Ice, Ice Baby", "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)", "Can't Stop the Feeling", and his latest was to "Uptown Funk" on Tuesday. He said it takes him between 30 and 90 minutes to write each song. "Usually if I can't figure out lyrics in the first 10 minutes I just move away from the song, it either comes or it doesn't," said Hoesing
He said these songs aren't meant to downplay the severity of calling a snow day because he knows a snow day isn't a fun day for everyone. "Calling a snow day is the worst part of my job because you impact so many people immediately, you have students that aren't going to get a meal, parents that aren't gonna be able to go to work," Hoesing said, "it's just something that hopefully puts a smile on someone's face."
Hoesing said he hasn't picked out his next song, but one thing's for sure, it won't be country because he doesn't sing with a twang.