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Meet The Board

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Tori Kuykendall

Tori is the Director of Bands at Hanford High School


Justin Adams

Justin is the Director of Bands at Monache High School in Porterville.


Mike Tackett

Michael is the Director of Bands at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia.

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Rob Bentley

Rob is a graduate of Fresno State University and has been teaching music in Kings County since 1989.  He is currently teaching in the Lemoore Union Elementary School District.

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Lisa Butts

Lisa is retired from Hanford West High School. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at West Hills College. She is an active adjudicator and clinician.

Regine Abad

Regine is a Music Teacher in the Visalia Unified School District


Jennifer McGill

Jennifer is the Director of Choral activities at Hanford High School. She is very active in the Choral Community as well as being a choreographer for numerous musicals in the Central Valley. She earned her degree at Bowling Green State University.

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Jeff Fritz

Jeff is currently Music Director at University Preparatory High School


Dr. Emily Mason

Dr. Mason is Associate Professor of Music Education and Co-Coordinator of Music Education at California State University, Fresno.  She is also the Central Section General Music Representative for the CMEA General Music Advisory Board.


Joe Lizama

Joe is a freelance drummer/educator based out of Fresno

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Paul Lucckesi

Paul is currently the Director of Jazz Studies at Fresno City College.

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Amanda Isaac

Amanda is currently the Choral Director at Bakersfield High School.

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Kevin Calvin

Kevin is currently a Music Director in the Tulare City School District.


Cari Earnhart

Cari is currently a Vocal Music Professor at California State University, Fresno.

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Anne Hendrickson

Greg Lapp

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Rural Schools Representative

Johnathan Gaspar

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Merced/Mariposa Counties Rep.

Danielle Cavazos

Danielle is currently Music Director at Los Banos High School.

Festival Sight Reading Coordinators

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Elisha K. Wells

Elisha K. Wells is the Director of Bands, Brass, and Music Theory at Fresno City College.


Ashley Shine

Ashley Shine Dirlam is a Music Teacher in the Washington Unified School District

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