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30th Annual Rosemount Marching Band Festival

Rosemount 2019 home show

30th Annual Rosemount Marching Band Festival

5 p.m. Saturday, September 14, 2019

Festival Admission Prices

  • $10 Adults
  • $7 Students/Senior Citizens


4:45pm Announcements/Presentation
4:55pm Welcome – National Anthem
East Lake Elementary 4th and 5th Grade Students
Shelli Mann-East Lake Music Specialist

Class A
5:00pm Blaine Marching Bengals
5:15pm Andover Marching Huskies
5:30pm Anoka High School Marching Band
5:45pm Farmington Tiger Marching Band
6:00pm Hastings Raiders Marching Band

Class AA
6:30pm Grand Rapids Marching Band
6:45pm Rochester Lourdes Marching Band
7:00pm Waseca Marching Jays

Class AAA
7:30pm Papillion LaVista Marching Band, NE
7:45pm Waukee Marching Band, IA
8:00pm Irondale Marching Knights
8:15pm Marshall Tiger Marching Band
8:30pm Eastview Lightening Marching Band
8:45pm Eden Prairie Eagle Marching Band

9:00pm Rosemount High School Marching Band

9:20pm Awards for all classes (A, AA and AAA)
9:40pm Judges Critique located in the RHS South Commons

Each Marching Band’s class placement is be determined by the following criteria:
1.) Size of the Marching Band
2.) School enrollment
3.) Experience in Marching Band Field Show competition
4.) Band Director preference

Awards Presented: 
Placement Awards in class A, AA & AAA
Caption Awards in class A, AA & AAA
Outstanding Hornline
Outstanding Color Guard
Outstanding Drumline
Outstanding Soloist
Outstanding Drum Major


We are utilizing adjudication rubric-based evaluation forms designed by the Mid America Competing Band Directors Association (MACBDA).

We have secured an outstanding group of professional adjudicators/educators, who have extensive adjudication experience in evaluating high school field show marching band contests throughout the United States.

Jackie Gilley, Midwest City, Oklahoma
Jackie Gilley is a native of Stratford, Texas, and was the band director at Monroney Middle School in Midwest City, OK, for 29 years. She also taught color guard at Midwest City H.S. for 18 years. Her first job was in Miami, Texas, teaching art, band, and yearbook. Jackie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Ceramics and her Masters of Music Education degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. She is also accredited in Secondary Education Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma. Ms. Gilley earned accreditation in 2002 as a “National Certified Teacher” in Instrumental Music, and she was also “Monroney Teacher of the Year” in 1992 and 2003. In 2012 Jackie was inducted into the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association Hall of Fame. In 2014 she was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Educators Hall of Fame and was awarded “OKMEA Exemplary Teacher” in 2013. She is past president of the Beta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, member of OMEA, OBA, MENC, WIBDA, and honorary member of the Delta chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi at University of Oklahoma. Ms. Gilley is well-known as an adjudicator throughout the United States. She has been an adjudicator for Winter Guard International, Drum Corps International, Bands of America/Music for All, the Texas Color Guard Judges Association, and Oklahoma Music Adjudicators Association. She also judged Drum Corps Japan Championships in 2014.
Jackie currently serves as president of the Stratford Education Foundation, which serves students in the Stratford Independent School District in Texas. She was given the 2016 “Golden Nail Award” by the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce for her contribution to the fine arts in the Texas Panhandle.

Brandon Wickham - Indianapolis, Indiana
Since 2008, Brandon has had the opportunity to work with several award-winning high school programs throughout California and the Mid-Western United States. From 2011-2015, Brandon worked as a designer and visual caption head of the 2011 and 2012 WBA Champion and 2013 BOA Grand National Finalist, Ayala High School Band and Color Guard, as well as the 2013 WBA Champion Upland High School Marching Band and the 2014-2105 WBA class champion Cerritos High School. After the 2015 competitive season, Brandon moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where he has since joined the staff of several prestigious high school programs including the Avon Marching Black and Gold, Ben Davis Marching Giants, the Center Grove High School Marching Band. Outside of the competitive fall season, Brandon works with several different indoor percussion ensembles throughout the western and mid-western United States. Over the past several years Brandon has had the opportunity to work with the percussion programs at Ayala High School, Center Grove High School, Etiwanda High School, and Ben Davis High School, as well as a number of other scholastic A class and open class drum lines throughout the U.S. When he is not teaching in the United States, or near home, Brandon works as a visual designer and clinician for several groups across the United States as well as international groups in China, Taiwan, South America, and England.

Chad Armbruster – Minneapolis, MN
Chad Armbruster is entering his 25th year of involvement in the pageantry arts. Since joining the Madison Junior Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps in 1994, Armbruster has remained involved as a performer, instructor, director and adjudicator for marching bands, indoor drumlines, colorguards and drum and bugle corps.

Armbruster holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities and a Masters of Arts in Education Degree from Hamline University in Saint Paul. He has led instrumental music programs at St. Francis High School, in St. Francis, Minnesota, Champlin Park High School in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota and Hastings High School in Hastings, Nebraska. His experience as a music department leader and curriculum writer led to his invitation to serve on the 2018 Academic Arts Standards Review committee for the Minnesota Department of Education.

Armbruster is active as a clinician, adjudicator and consultant for marching arts programs and circuits throughout the country. He has held a variety of leadership and teaching positions with the following organizations and schools: Youth In Music, Minnesota Brass, Inc., Southwind, Blue Stars, Madison Scouts, Spirit of Atlanta, Eastview High School, Anoka High School and Henry Sibley High School.

Armbruster has served as an adjudicator for the Tri-State Judges Association, Northstar Colorguard Circuit, Minnesota Percussion Association and Drum Corps International, most recently being invited to judge the 2019 Drum Corps International Open Class World Championships. Chad Armbruster lives in Minneapolis with his wife Ellen and their son Walter.

Lane Powell – Harmony, MN
Tri-State Judging Association Chief Judge
Lane M. Powell is the New Business Development Manager at Harmony Enterprises, a global environmental solutions company based in Harmony, MN. Lane is a 1994 graduate from the University of Iowa, (BM in Music Education and Trumpet Performance) and taught instrumental music in the public schools of Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota for twenty-two years. Bands under his direction consistently earned Superior Ratings in marching band, concert band, jazz band, and small ensembles. In addition, his bands earned many regional and national awards, including multiple performances at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Convention and the Minnesota Music Educator’s Mid-Winter Clinic. Lane’s professional affiliations include Phi Beta Kappa, MENC, MMEA, Phi Beta Mu and Iota Kappa Lambda. In 2002, he was awarded the NEIBA Award for Excellence in Teaching at the High School level. In 2003, he received the State of Iowa Governor’s award for teaching excellence and has won the McKnight Award for composition both in 2012 and 2016. He and his wife operate the Tri-State Judging Association. He is an active adjudicator, performer, clinician, composer, and conductor. He has publications for concert band under the C.L. Barnhouse and Powell Music labels. Lane has served on the Board of Directors for both the Minnesota State High School League and the Minnesota Music Educators Association.

Amy Powers – Eagan, MN
Amy Powers is the Director of Bands at Henry Sibley High School, a position she has held since the fall of 2012. In her 7 years at Henry Sibley, she has grown the band program from 67 to 170 students. The Henry Sibley Parade Marching Band - aka “The Little Band That Could” - represented the State of Minnesota in the 2018 National Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C. and is the 2018 & 2019 Vikingland Marching Band Festival Grand Champions.

Prior to coming to Henry Sibley Amy was a Band Director at Rosemount Middle and High Schools, Black Hawk Middle School (Eagan), St. Thomas Academy (Mendota Heights), and Crosswinds Middle School (Woodbury). In addition to serving as a Director of Bands, Amy was the Orchestra Director at the University of Minnesota at Morris. She has also been active as a Color Guard Instructor and Caption Head for over 20 years, most notably serving the Sound of Sun Prairie (Sun Prairie, WI), Rosemount High School (Rosemount, MN), and Eastview High School (Apple Valley, MN).

Amy is active as a clinician and adjudicator for marching bands and color guards throughout the country. She has served as a member of several judges associations over the last 20 years.

Matt Ferry – St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Brass, Inc. Drum and Bugle Corps
Matt Ferry is an Anoka, MN native who received his BA in Music Education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2005. Matt has been active in the marching arts since he began performing with the front ensembles at the Blue Stars (1998) and The Cavaliers (1999-2002). He has been on the leadership and design teams for WGI, BOA and DCA finalist ensembles for over 15 years. Matt is an active adjudicator, arranger and educational consultant for bands, drum corps and indoor percussion.

Most recently, Matt took a three-year hiatus from Minnesota winters and moved to Texas where he worked with the front ensembles at Dripping Springs High School, Claudia Taylor Johnson High School and was a founding designer/coordinator of 5points Percussion from San Antonio. He currently works for Edmentum Inc. from his home office in St. Paul, MN, where he supports digital learning outcomes for more than 350 school systems in New England and New Jersey. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Invictus World Color Guard of Austin, Texas, where he assists with operations and corporate partnerships. Matt Ferry has been an Innovative Percussion Artist since 2003.


About the Marching Band

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The Marching Band at Rosemount High School is part of a comprehensive instrumental music program involving over 530 students actively engaged in seven concert bands, four jazz ensembles, jazz improvisation, percussion ensemble, winter colorguard, winter indoor performance ensemble, music composition, numerous small ensembles and a rigorous private lesson program. Several students from the Rosemount Band program have been selected for membership in this year's Minnesota All-State Music Ensembles.

Important information for new and returning marching band parents is in this downloadable document.

This year’s production is titled, “Loved and Lost,” and includes the following musical selections:

  • Hurts Like Hell” - Fleurie
  • Inferno” - Robert W. Smith
  • Loved and Lost” – Glenn & Ronan
  • As Above, So Below” – Nathan Daughtrey
  • Wine Dark Sea” - John Mackey

The Rosemount High School Marching Band wishes to thank our school’s administration and parents for their positive and generous support and appreciation of instrumental music and the performing arts programs at Rosemount High School.

Rosemount High School Band Website:

Drum Majors: Brett Abraham, Martha Hernandez, Caleb Maeda, Jacqueline Rodosevich and Johnathan Whaley

Soloists: Caleb Maeda – Fluegelhorn, Martha Hernandez – Flute, Julia Owens – Soprano Saxophone, Iliana Luebbert - Dance

Color Guard Instructors: Lexi Cross, Savannah Kearns, Jonathan Glatfelter, Megan Lovitz, Evan Pufpaf, Lisa Rodenkirchen, Natalie Sterner
Percussion Instructors: Vlad Boz, Faith Haley, Joe Jaeger, Jordan Jergenson, Lucas Monaghan, Jordayn Spike, Zach Steffan, Erin VanBurkleo, Andrew WoodsVisual & Music Instructors: Joel Firchow, Lucas Frafjord, Owen Tucker, Richard Reboja, Adam Shew, Micah Stoddard, Alex Zhu
Percussion Arrangements: Bojan Hoover and Joe Jaeger
Visual Drill Design: Kevin Ford
Musical Arrangements: Frank Sullivan
Band Directors: Taylor Eliason, Bo Hoover, Scott Palmer & Leon Sieve

Assistant Principal Performing Arts: Kimberly Budde
Principal: Pete Roback

The Rosemount High School Marching Band is proud of their legacy of excellence while performing and competing throughout the Midwest region. Recent Honors and Awards include:
  • 2006-2014, 2016-2017 Youth in Music - Minnesota State Marching Band Champion
  • 2107 Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional Finalist
  • 2005-2016 Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional Finalist
  • 2010-2013 Bands of America St. Louis Super Regional Class AAA Champion
  • 2009-2013, 2015-2018 Minnesota State Fair Grand Champion
  • Performed in the 2014 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California
  • Performed in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City
This years group is comprised of 176 wind players, 50 percussion members, 45 color guard and 5 drum majors.

Marching Band Staff

Find bios for our marching band staff below!


Taylor Eliason

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Bojan Hoover

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Mr. Hoover is excited to be with the band program at Rosemount High School in his fourth 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.

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Scott Palmer

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Scott Palmer is excited to join the faculty of Rosemount High School, Rosemount, Minnesota in the fall of 2018. This will be his 13th 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.

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Leon Sieve

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Mr. Sieve joined the faculty of Rosemount High School, Rosemount, Minnesota in the fall of 2002 and is in his 27th 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.


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Owen Tucker

Owen Tucker has been studying and performing music for two decades. He has performed with numerous ensembles over the past fifteen years, including concert bands, big-band jazz, symphony orchestras, pit orchestras, jazz combos, concert quintets, religious service ensembles, funk bands, and more. Owen is a graduate of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities and Northwestern University in Chicago, where he earned degrees in music performance. Since returning from Chicago, Owen has been teaching in the Twin Cities area for the past seven years, in various capacities, including private lessons at Rosemount, Henry-Sibley, and Maple Grove High Schools, as well as after-school jazz band and marching band programs at Rosemount HS and marching band at Maple Grove HS. 2018 is his 8th season with the RHS Marching Band.

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Lucas Frafjord

Lucas has been involved in the marching activity as a performer and instructor for 15 years. He has performed with Rosemount High School, Minnesota Brass and the Madison Scouts. This is his 12th year on staff with the Rosemount High School Marching Band.





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Joel Firchow

Hello my name is Joel Firchow and I have taught in ISD 196 for 22 years. I also marched with Phantom Regiment from 1991-1994. Currently I teach at Scott Highlands Middle School. I have enjoyed working with students, staff, and parents from Rosemount marching band.







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Adam Shew

Adam Shew is excited to return to the Rosemount High School Marching Band on staff! Adam graduated from Rosemount in 2017 after being heavily involved with the Marching Band all his four years of high school. During his time at Rosemount, Adam marched tenor saxophone for three years and served as drum major his senior year.

After graduation, Adam has marched with River City Rhythm Drum and Bugle Corps, both on baritone and as a drum major, and with the Pride of Minnesota Marching Band as a tenor saxophone. He has been teaching private saxophone lessons throughout the twin cities area and was on staff with the Eden Prairie Marching Band. Adam currently attends the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities pursuing a degree in Music Education and Saxophone Performance.




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Alex Zhu

Alex Zhu graduated from Rosemount High School in 2017 after marching 3 years as a clarinetist in the marching band. He was also a part of Rosemount's wind ensemble, indoor winds, pit orchestra and jazz band programs. After graduating, he continued his marching arts career with two seasons at River City Rhythm Drum & Bugle Corps as a trumpet player. Additionally, Alex has had the privilege to serve in leadership positions with both organizations, helping guide and mentor his peers in the activity. He is currently a student at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where he studies Aerospace Engineering.


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Joe Jaeger

Joe Jaeger has been an active percussion educator, director, designer, and performer in the Twin Cities area since 2009. He has instructed and arranged for marching band and indoor percussion at Rosemount HS, Eden Prairie HS, 728 Cadets, River Valley Percussion Theatre, Blaine HS, Armstrong HS, Baldwin/Woodville HS, among many more. In 2014 he spent the summer as the percussion caption head for Chops Drum and Bugle Corps, and has since been the battery coordinator for Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps/Indoor Drumline. Joe holds an Associate in Fine Arts/Music degree from Normandale Community College and is currently studying at the University of Minnesota to complete a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education.

Currently, Joe is the battery arranger/Instructor and a private percussion teacher at Rosemount High School. He has worked with the program since 2011.

Joe’s marching experience includes 6 years of drum corps and 4 years of indoor percussion: Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps (2009, 2010, 2013, 2016), Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps (2011, 2012), and Minnesota Brass Indoor (2010-2013).


Erin VanBurkleo

Erin VanBurkleo joined the Rosemount High School Marching Band team in 2005 and is excited to be in her 14th year with the group! She started her percussion career with the Eagan High School winter drumline as a performer in the front ensemble in 2001. After graduating from Eagan, she performed with The Academy drum and bugle corps in the front ensemble in 2007. Starting in 2005, Erin performed with the Minnesota Brass drum corps and continued in 2006, and from 2008-2014.

Erin has taught front ensembles at multiple programs throughout the twin cities since 2004. These include Eagan High School winter drumline from 2004-2013, River City Rhythm 2011-2012, Eden Prairie High School winter drumline since 2013, Minnesota Brass Indoor since 2013, and last but certainly not least the Rosemount High School marching band since 2005.

Erin is a graduate of St. Olaf college with a B.A. in History and Classics. She currently works in nonprofit fundraising and serves on the Minnesota Percussion Association Board of Directors as First Vice President.

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Vlad Boz

Vlad has been teaching percussion in Minnesota since 2003, having worked with the Champlin Park High School Marching Band and Indoor Drumline (2003–2008) and the Eden Prairie High School Marching Band (2008–2010). He currently works with the Rosemount High School Marching Band, where he started in 2011; the Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps and Indoor Drumline, where he started in 2010; and the South St. Paul High School Drumline, where he started in 2009.

Vlad has served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Percussion Association since 2010 and is the current president of the board.

He is a proud alumnus of South St. Paul High School, where he participated in the marching band and indoor drumline from 1997–2002. He also marched with the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps (2001–2002), the Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps (2004–2006), and the Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps (2003, 2007–2008). Vlad has a degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota and works in editing and Web site communications. In his spare time, he enjoys petting strangers' dogs and writing his bio.

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Lucas Monaghan

Lucas is a Rosemount High School Alumni and marched in the band from 2012-2014. He was a member of River City Rhythm indoor 2014-2016 and Minnesota Brass from 2016-2017. Lucas recently completed the 2018 DCI season with the Oregon Crusaders. Lucas has taught the Forest Lake High School Indoor Drumline from 2015-2017. The 2018 season of Rosemount Marching Band will be my second year teaching as a percussion staff member.

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Zach Steffen

Zach graduated from Farmington High School in 2015. He then went on to study music education at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire where he marched two seasons in the Blugold Marching Band and was involved in numerous ensembles and the percussion studio. Zach marched with the Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps in 2015 and 2016 and the Madison Scouts in 2017. He also marched with Minnesota Brass Indoor Drumline in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Beginning in 2015, Zach started teaching with Rosemount as the Bass Technician and has been on staff in every season following. He has also worked with the Menomonie indoor drumline and the Baldwin-Woodvile indoor drumline in past indoor seasons, also in the role of the Bass Technician. Zach worked with the Govenaires Drum and Bugle Corps in their 2018 season as a Battery Technician. 

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Robert Loahr

Has taught with: St. Francis Highschool, Irondale High School, Anoka Highschool, Maple Grove Highschool, the 728 Cadets, and River City Rhythm. Marching career consists of 4 years of River City Rhythm indoor, River City Rhythm DBC, Minnesota Brass DBC, and two years with the Govenaires drum and bugle corps.


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Natalie Sterner

Natalie Sterner started her marching career with Rosemount High School and has since performed with MBI Winter Guard, Lux Independent, and multiple dance ensembles throughout high school and college. She studied Dance Movement Therapy at University of Wisconsin Madison and has applied that knowledge in both her technique and teaching. She currently teaches at Rosemount High School and River City Rhythm Winter Guard

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Lisa Rodenkirchen

Lisa Rodenkirchen has been involved in the marching arts for the past 25 years and has been at Rosemount High School since the fall of 2017. She started her marching career at Eden Prairie High School and has performed with both Minnesota Brass Drum and Bugle Corps and Lux Independent Winter Guard for several years. Lisa has taught various groups throughout the state such as Irondale High School, River City Rhythm Drum Corps and Winter Guard, Eastview High School, Sibley High School, Synchrony Winterguard, Anoka High School, and River Valley Winter Guard.

Lisa has a BA in Music Education from Gustavus Adolphus College and a MEd in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Minnesota. She currently teaches Special Education for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Minneapolis Public School District. 

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Lexi Cross 

Lexi graduated from Rosemount High School in 2014 and was a member of the colorguard for all four years of high school. She also performed with the Minnesota Brass winterguard in 2014, was a charter member of the River City Rythm Drum and Bugle Corps in 2015 and aged out of the organization in 2017. Lexi graduated from Drake University this year and is excited to be teaching the for the Rosemount and Champlin Park high school colorguards this season.

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Savannah Kearns

Savannah is a Rosemount color guard alumni and is excited to be back, teaching with the program that fueled her passion for performance. She has an extensive marching background in color guard after graduating from Rosemount in 2014. She has performed with the winter guards Minnesota Brass Indoor, Lux Independent, and River City Rhythm. She has also marched multiple years of drum corps with the group River City Rhythm, and aged out with the Phantom Regiment in 2017. After returning from tour with Phantom, she taught for the Eastview High School color guard and this year is teaching at the high schools Rosemount and Champlin Park. She also began teaching at River City Rhythm drum corps for their 2018 season. 


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