Mr. Hoover is excited to be with the band program at Rosemount High School in his 10th year of professional teaching. Originally from Anoka, Minnesota, he earned a bachelor of music degree in music education and in music performance from the University of Minnesota. In addition to extensive training in conducting bands, Percussion is his primary area of instrumental music expertise. He has training and experience in low brass instruments as a secondary instrumental focus. Mr. Hoover will be working with students in the Rosemount High School marching band, concert bands, and percussion ensemble while providing lessons to percussionists and low brass instrumentalists.
Mr. Hoover was the assistant marching band director at Anoka High School and the director of their winter percussion ensemble from 2006 thru 2009. He has also taught and arranged for numerous percussion ensembles in the state, including ensembles at Becker High School, Henry-Sibley High School, Irondale High School, Waconia High School, and the indoor drumline River City Rhythm. Mr. Hoover currently serves on the Minnesota Percussion Association Board of Directors and organizes their annual Day of Percussion, which reaches an audience of nearly 700 high school and college percussion students. In the spring of 2009, Mr. Hoover was voted the Minnesota Percussion Association 'Instructor of the Year.'
In December 2007, he won the Missoula Symphony Orchestra's Young Artist Competition and was awarded two performances with the Montana-based professional orchestra. Since then he has maintained an active performance schedule both abroad and at home, performing locally with the Northern Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota, and internationally in percussion festivals in Germany and Costa Rica.
Mr. Hoover performed with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps in 2003 and 2004, The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in 2005, 2006, and 2008, and with the Minnesota Brass Indoor Drumline in 2008 and 2009. He was crowned Drum Corps International World Champion in 2003 and 2006 and was awarded four separate Drum Corps International Individual and Ensemble Gold Medals in 2005, 2006, and 2008 in the categories of percussion ensemble (twice), multi-percussion solo, and keyboard solo respectively.
Scott Palmer joined the faculty of Rosemount High School, Rosemount, Minnesota in the fall of 2018. This will be his 14th year of teaching instrumental music. Mr. Palmer received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music Appleton, WI in June, 2006 and a Master in Wind Band Conducting from the American Band College at Sam Huston State University, Huntsville, TX in July, 2015.
Prior to coming to Rosemount, Scott Palmer taught his first twelve years at Eden Prairie High School. Where he conducted 9th grade Concert Bands, Symphonic Band, Jazz II, Wind, Symphonic and Concert Percussion Ensemble, was the director of the Eagle Marching Band, and the Winter Drumline and taught instrumental lessons. Under Mr. Palmers direction the Eagle Marching band was a BOA Super Regional Finalist and Minnesota State Marching Band Champion. The Eden Prairie Winter Drumline was a WGI Scholastic World finalist in 2013, and 2014. The Eden Prairie Percussion Ensembles performed at the MN State Music convention in 2010, and at the National Percussion Festival in Indianapolis in March 2010, 2014.
Mr. Palmer is an active member of the Drum Corps community and has taught several groups including Minnesota Brass, Blue Stars, Colts, and the Blue Devils. In addition to Lawrence University and American Band College, Mr. Palmer is an alumnus of Eden Prairie High School, the Madison Scouts and the Minnesota Brass, Inc. drum and bugle corps.
Mr. Sieve joined the faculty of Rosemount High School, Rosemount, Minnesota in the fall of 2002 and is in his 28th year of teaching instrumental music. A native of Adrian, Minnesota, Leon received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota in May, 1993 and a masters degree from the American Band College at Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon in July, 2005.
Mr. Sieve has held two previous teaching assignments. From 1993-1994, he was Director of Bands at Holdingford Area High School, Holdingford, Minnesota serving as the instrumental instructor for grades seven through twelve. From 1994-2002, he was Director of Bands at Milaca High School, Milaca, Minnesota, directing the entire nine through twelve instrumental music program. While teaching in Milaca, the top concert band was highlighted at the 2002 Minnesota Music Educators Association state convention held in the Minneapolis Convention Center in February of that year.
His responsibilities at Rosemount High School include the direction of two of the seven concert ensembles, woodwind specialist for the band program, team teaching the fall marching band, woodwind chamber ensembles, winter pep band, jazz ensembles, solos and ensembles, and designing and choreographing the award winning RHS Color Guard. He has also directed the musical "pit" for their outstanding drama department and held the role of department coordinator for 3 years.
Mr. Sieve was awarded a "Leadership in Educational Excellence" award in 1997 and is the 2001 recipient of the "Minnesota Distinguished Young Band Director Award." He is listed in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" and is a member of MENC, the Minnesota Music Educator's Association (MMEA), and the Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA) and has served as the Metro High School Representative to the Board of Directors. He was inducted into Phi Beta Mu in February, 2003.
Read more about the RHS Band Directors in the School Band & Orchestra magazine - they were featured in a cover story about the Rosemount HS Band program in the June 2011 issue: http://sbomagazine.com/1269-archives/3101-40up-close-rosemount-hs-band-program.html