Today's Guest Conductors
Linda Stamer is the proud music teacher at Marshall Magnet School. She has been teaching band, choir and general music in public schools and future music educators at the University level for almost 40 years! Linda has played trumpet in the Flagstaff Community Band for the past 9 years. She joined because her daughter Sarah wanted to participate in the percussion section and she needed someone to drive. Linda enjoys being part of the community band because she feels like we are a fun, talented, and diverse group, making music for the Flagstaff community!
Karen Whitaker is the band and orchestra director at Coconino High School. She graduated from Marywood University with a Music Education BM degree. After graduating in 2021 she moved from Pennsylvania to Flagstaff Arizona for her current job at CHS. This is her first cycle in the Flagstaff Community Band as a flute player. She realized she really missed playing in a band after graduating and she's so happy that she joined FCB!
Owen Davis is a composer, percussionist, improvisor, noise artist, educator, and curator based in Flagstaff, AZ. He is currently the general music teacher at Sturgeon Cromer Elementary School in Flagstaff Unified School District. He also maintains a growing private percussion studio teaching the percussive arts weekly to over 30 students of all ages at the Flagstaff School of Music. Owen founded and currently co-curates the Interference Series, a improvised/avant/experimental performance series and Non-Profit Organization.
Richard McMaster graduated from the University of Utah in Music Education in 1998. He has taught elementary, middle and high school band, orchestra and general music for 9 years in Utah, Saudi Arabia, and Arizona. Rich spent 15 years in the U.S. Air Force bands stationed in California, Japan twice, Alaska and traveled with the band to Korea, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Europe and various states throughout the United State, serving from 2001 -2016. He currently teaches band, piano, and drums at Tuba City Junior and High School in Tuba City, AZ. Rich has been playing trumpet for 37 years, along with some piano and voice, and has loved it ever since. He comes from a very musical family where music plays a big part in their lives. Music makes him happy and stress free and he looks for any and all opportunities to play
Hannah Cunningham is the band, choir, and orchestra teacher at Sinagua Middle School. She graduated from NAU with aBachelor of Music Education. She is passionate about instilling a love of music in her students. Middle school is an incredibly influential time in a student's life, and she want my students, both at Sinagua and in the Flagstaff Junior Band, to leave her classroom with musical skills, an appreciation for music in their community and the world, and lifelong friends! In her spare time, Hannah enjoys hiking, hammocking, stargazing, or anything outside.
Kaitlyn Leung is a music educator at Sechrist Elementary. She has been teaching general music, band, and choir for 5 years. You will see her playing the flute and piccolo during the concert. Kaitlyn has been a member of the community band for 2 years and has also conducted the junior band twice in the past. She will be conducting "Highland Cathedral" for FCB at the concert. She hopes that you will come and enjoy the music.