Staff

The staff listed below assist in the instruction of Mt. Vernon's band-sponsored activities throughout the year.* Without their dedication to the arts and willingness to help lead our students toward excellence, we would not be able to achieve in any curricular or extra-curricular activity. Many staff members are music professionals or college students seeking careers in music. Others have careers outside of music and are committed to the continuation of music education. They take time out of their lives to teach the arts at Mt. Vernon High School.

Without a dedicated staff to support our efforts, the program would be a shadow of its current self.

Director of Bands
Jaclyn Nason

Brass/Woodwind Private Lessons
Jennifer Rodriguez - jar9413@gmail.com (Flute)
Alec Burke - anburke@live.com (Trumpet/Horn)
Ashley Sims - ashleychandler7@gmail.com (Clarinet/Saxophone)

Percussion
Greg Wolff - Director

Guard
Taneya Jeffries - Director

Design
Craig Fitzpatrick - Marching Band Winds/Front Ensemble Music
Chris Frick - Marching Band Drill
Steve Yoder - Marching Band Percussion Music

*Background Check Certified
All staff members listed on this page undergo a nation-wide, Expanded Criminal History Background Check before working with our students.

History of Band Directors at Mt. Vernon High School

1963 - 1968: Stan Ricks (Mt. Vernon High School Established in 1963)
1968 - 1969: Glen Miller
1969 - 1971: Jerry Weakly
1971 - 1975: Charlie Haskett
1975 - 2004: Tom Stadler
2004 - 2006: Christopher Blue
2006 - 2014: Jason Gardener
2014 - 2018: Derek Ellinger
2018 - Present: TBA