Stillwater Bands

 

DIRECTORS AND STAFF

 

Mr. ZamborskyKevin Zamborsky, Director of Bands A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Kevin Zamborsky is in his eleventh year of teaching at Stillwater High School. His current duties include teaching the beginning trumpets, the seventh grade brass, the high school Wind Ensemble, and marching band. Mr. Zamborsky received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois in 1997, and his Masters Degree in Conducting from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York in 2004. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Zamborsky was the Director of Bands at Nottoway Middle and Intermediate Schools and the Associate Director of Bands at Nottoway High School in Nottoway, Virginia. Groups under his direction have received numerous Superior ratings, and have performed in Missouri, Georgia, Indiana, Florida, Washington, D.C., New York, and Paris, France. Mr. Zamborsky has conducted the Stillwater High School Wind Ensemble at the Oklahoma Music Educators Association state convention in 2007, 2010, and 2013. In 2007, the Wind Ensemble performed under Mr. Zamborsky at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Mr. Zamborsky has composed and arranged music and written marching drill for schools throughout the country. He has taught private French horn lessons and worked as a clinician for Superior Marching Band Enterprises. He was the Oklahoma Arts Alliance and State Superintendent Music Educator of the Year in 2014, the Stillwater High School Teacher of the Year in 2013, the Nottoway Middle School and Nottoway County Teacher of the Year in 2000, and was the Florida Keys Council of the Arts Artist-in-Residence in 2003. Professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education (MENC), Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Oklahoma Bandmasters’ Association, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha, and the North Central Directors Association. Mr. Zamborsky lives in Stillwater with his wife, Lindy, their ten-year-old son, Connor, and their nine-year-old daughter, Emma.

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Mrs. BovenschenTricia Bovenschen, Assistant Director of Bands Tricia Bovenschen graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Oklahoma State University in 1992. She taught public school music in Ponca City and Sapulpa before coming to Stillwater in the fall of 1998. Tricia's present teaching duties include beginning low brass and percussion classes, and the 8th grade band. Over the years, her bands have received Outstanding Achievement Awards as well as Sweepstakes. Other notable accomplishments include several performances of her percussion ensembles at the OMEA and the Oklahoma PAS conventions. Professional memberships include the Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu, Sigma Alpha Iota, Tau Beta Sigma, and the North Central Directors Association. Mrs. Bovenschen lives in Stillwater with her husband, Wayne, their fourteen-year-old, Bailey, and twin ten-year-olds, Collin and Brendan.

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Mr. HenigmanRyan Henigman , Assistant Director of Bands A former Stillwater Pioneer, Ryan Henigman graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Oklahoma State University in 2008. After graduating, he became the Assistant Band Director for Pryor Public Schools in Pryor, Oklahoma. In his five year tenure at Pryor, his bands received numerous Outstanding Achievement Awards. Other duties included teaching beginners, junior high bands, jazz bands, and designing drill for the Pryor Marching Band. In 2013, Mr. Henigman started his Masters Degree in Conducting at the University of Missouri. After completing half his studies, he moved to Stillwater to become the Middle School Band Director. Mr. Henigman plans to continue his graduate studies at the University of Central Oklahoma part time to finish his Masters Degree. Professional memberships include the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Oklahoma Music Educators Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, and Kappa Kappa Sigma. Mr. Henigman resides in Stillwater with his beautiful wife Jade and their five fuzzy animals.

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Shanna Wolford, Color Guard Instructor Shanna Wolford is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University and a graduate of Sapulpa High School. She marched with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps and Ecclectix Winter Guard. This is Shanna's third year as guard instructor.

Jill Mozarko, Color Guard Instructor Jill Mozarko is a graduate of Sapulpa High School. She works in a realty office in Stillwater and lives with her husband, Kevin, and their dog Pippi. This is Jill's third year as guard instructor.

Jade Henigman, Color Guard Instructor Jade Henigman is a full time hair stylist at The Vine Salon in Stillwater. She has directed, designed, and choreographed color guard for over seven years. She taught at Berryhill High School for two years, and taught with her husband, Ryan Henigman, at Pryor for four years. She also served as the color guard director at the University of Missouri for one year. She is excited to begin her first season with the Stillwater SHS Color Guard.

Randy Knight, Color Guard Choreographer Randy Knight is a resident of Tulsa. He works with many outstanding guards in the state of Oklahoma.

Remi Thornton, Percussion Instructor Remi Thornton is in his first year working with the SHS Percussion. He is a student at Oklahoma State University.

Sarah Mauch, Pit Percussion Instructor Sarah Mauch is in her first year working with the SHS Percussion. She is a student at Oklahoma State University.

Wayne Bovenschen, Percussion Arranger Wayne Bovenschen is the Professor of Percussion at Oklahoma State University. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. He arranges music for the OSU Cowboy Marching Band and several high school drum lines. He lives in Stillwater with his wife, Tricia, and their three children.