HS Band Clinician

2020-21

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.
 
Chairperson
Brad Harzman
Lebo HS
PO Box 45
Lebo, KS 66856
w: 620-256-6341
Important Dates - HS Band
Oct. 18, 2021 - Mon
Registration Deadline — HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$5 per audition
Oct. 24, 2021 - Sun
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #1 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$25 per audition
Nov. 5, 2021 - Fri
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #2 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$50 per audition
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
Audition Registration - Late Deadline #3 — HS Choir, HS Band, HS Jazz Band, HS Orchestra
$100 per audition
Nov. 6, 2021 - Sat
District Auditions — HS Honor Groups
Location TBA

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