HS Band Clinician


Kyle Hopkins
Director of Bands
McPherson College

Kyle Hopkins is an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at McPherson College. In his short time at McPherson College, the band program has experienced unprecedented growth and success, including being selected to perform at the 2018 Kansas Music Educators Association State Convention for the first time in the history of McPherson College. Kyle holds degrees from the University of Kansas, Washburn University and Kansas State University. Before accepting his position at McPherson College, he was Director of Bands in the McPherson public schools for 12 years and before that he taught in Topeka and Shawnee Mission. He is the recipient of McPherson College's 2015 Non-Tenured Faculty Teaching Award. In 2011 he was named USD-418 Teacher of the Year. In addition to being a sought-after clinician and adjudicator, Kyle has performed French horn with a wide range of groups such as Manheim Steamroller, Celtic Women, the Topeka Symphony, and the Kansas City Philharmonia. Currently he performs with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and the Wichita Grand Opera as substitute horn, and regularly with the Salina Symphony Orchestra as principal horn. He has performed and/or conducted in 38 states as well as in Austria, the Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Poland and Switzerland.
Nancy Riecker
Waverly, KS

Important Dates - HS Band
Nov. 4, 2020 - Wed
Audition upload deadline — HS Honor Groups
Late entries will not be accepted
$4 choir, $5 jazz/concert band/orchestra, no late fees this year
Dec. 5, 2020 - Sat
HS Band, HS Choir, HS Orchestra performances
Pittsburg State University, Bicknell Center
$5 participation fee per selected student
In-person festivals are cancelled for 2020-21

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