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Ky Hascall
Director Of Bands

Mr. Hascall is in his twelfth year at Park Hill High School and Congress Middle School. Ky is the Department Head for the Park Hill Music Department. He is the Director of Bands at Park Hill High School where his primary conducting responsibilities are the Symphonic Band and the Jazz Band. He also co-directs the Trojan Marching Band with David Potter. At Congress Middle School, Ky assists Mr. Potter with the 7th and 8th grade bands. Prior to Park Hill, Ky completed seven years in the Lincoln, NE Public Schools at Lincoln East High School and Lux Middle School. Other teaching experiences include two years as assistant director of bands at Savannah High School.

Mr. Hascall has studied composition with Dr. Quincy Hilliard and received a Masters Degree (1995) in music theory/composition from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, in Lafayette, Louisiana. Mr. Hascall’s compositions have been performed by middle school, high school, and college bands throughout the country. He attended Northwest Missouri State University where he received a B.S. Ed. (1991) in instrumental music as he studied under his mentor Al Sergel.

Ky grew up in Atlantic, Iowa the son of Harold & Carol Hascall. Harold retired after 31 years of teaching bands at the elementary and middles school levels. His bands were well known in Iowa and his teaching career stands as a continuing inspiration to Ky. Ky and his wife, Vikki, have two children; Kaleb (18) is a percussionist Freshman at NW Nissouri State and Tori (15) who plays piano and French horn in the Park Hill Band and enjoys soccer.   

 

David Potter
 Co-Director of Bands

Mr. Potter is in his third year at Park Hill High School and Congress Middle School. He is the Assistant Director of Bands at Park Hill High School where his primary conducting responsibilities are the Concert Band and Campus Band. He also co-directs the Trojan Marching Band with Ky Hascall, and teaches AP Music Theory. At Congress Middle School, David assists Mr. Hascall with the 7th and 8th grade bands. Prior to Park Hill David completed nine years as the Director of Bands at Lawson High School in Lawson Missouri.

Mr. Potter received a Master’s Degree (2012) in conducting from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University. He attended Northwest Missouri State University where he received a B.S. Ed. (2002). While at Northwest he studied conducting under Alfred E. Sergel III, and Saxophone and Clarinet with Dr. Chris Gibson. David maintains a private studio of area saxophone and clarinet students at his home. Prior to 2012, he also served for ten years as principle Alto Saxophonist with the Kansas City Wind Symphony under the direction of Dr. Phillip Posey.

David grew up in Kansas City, and went to Kearney High School where his band directors were Ken Greiner and renowned KC jazz pianist Paul Smith. David resides in Liberty with his wife, Krysten and two-year-old twin boys, Keaton and Kamden.  

 

Brian Burlingame
 Percussion

Mr. Burlingame is currently in his 6th year with the Park Hill School District. He is the Band Teaching Assistant and Director of Percussion for Congress Middle School and Park Hill High School. His duties include 7th and 8th grade percussion studies both in the classroom and in solos and ensembles. At the high school he assists with Campus Band, Jazz Ensemble, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. He coordinates solos and small ensembles, and is the director of the Percussion Orchestra which has performed to much acclaim at MSHSAA Large Group Festival, Missouri Western State University, and local concerts. He also coordinates and directs the award-winning Park Hill High School Marching Percussion Ensemble.

Mr. Burlingame has been playing percussion since the age of 10. He attended Webb City Junior High and High School under the direction of William Punch, Diana Williams, Michael Oglesby, and Scott Schneider. He then attended Missouri Western State University as a major in Music Education and Percussion Performance. His instructors included Jeff Hinton, Bob Long, Dr. Dennis Rogers, Doug Auwarter, and Dr. Tracy Thomas. Other instructors and mentors include Eric Sheffler, Chris Barber, Dr. David Benz, Dr. David Bell, and Dr. David Bennett.

Mr. Burlingame is the staff percussionist for Hillside Christian Church, a past member of the St. Joseph Symphony, an alumnus of the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, and a co-founder of the Amalgam Percussion Group. He is a member of NAFME, Percussive Arts Society, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He resides in Kansas City with his dachshund, Blu.  

 

Chelsea Locascio-Mogg
Color\Winter Guard Coach

 John "Jack" Charles Preston Besford OBE (30 January 1911 – March 1993) was a Britishbackstroke swimmer.

He was born in Chorlton-cum-HardyManchester[1] and died in Spain.[2]

Besford was European 100 m backstroke champion in 1934. He won the bronze medal for England at the 1930 British Empire Games and silver at the 1934 British Empire Games, both in the 100 yd backstroke event. In 1934 he was also a member of the English team which won the bronze medal in the medley relay contest. Besford also competed in the 1928 Summer Olympicswhere he finished sixth in the 100 metre backstroke event. Eight years later he was eliminated in the semi-finals of the 1936 100 metre backstroke competition.

He studied dentistry at The University of Manchester,[3] and after time as an officer in World War II, he taught dentistry at the University of BeijingChina. He later spent time in YokohamaJapanbefore returning to the UK to operate a dental practice in Brighton.[4] He was awarded an OBE in the 1975 New Year's Honours List for services to the British community of Tokyo.[5]

 

Brent Herdman

Band Backer Board - President

The pic is a little fuzzy, but I don’t really have pics of me. …for a good reason!

Brent is married to Tina Herdman, and has two children, Bradley (22, Junior at MU, Tubist, Music Ed major), and Sara (16, euphoniumist? ...baritoner? ...hmm). He has worked at Hallmark Cards for 26 years, and plays tuba in its corporate band (since 1992). Oh yes, he also has a 8-year-old dog named Sophie. She gets very upset if he doesn’t remember to mention her.

Brent often sways between being overly friendly, to being a closet introvert, thereby participating in the worst of both worlds. Please walk up and say ‘Hi’, and see which he is right now!

 Brent’s rules to happiness-

1)      You are as good as anyone else in the room,

2)      You are no better than anyone else in the room,

3)      Leave everyone you meet a little happier than you found them.

 

 

Terry Foster

Band Backer Board - Vice President

Terry spends most of his time working in Incentive Compensation Management. When he is not working he volunteers his time to his church and service organizations in the Park Hill area.  He has three children, the oldest a Senior at Rolla and the youngest two a Senior and Sophomoreat Park Hill (Clarinet, Alto Saxophone and Flute, respectively).

Terry has been a part of Park Hill Bands, in one fashion or another, for nine years. This is in spite of the fact he is completely and totally musically inept.

 

 
 

Trish Lenahan

Band Backer Board - At Large

Hubert Miles Gladwyn Jebb, 1st Baron GladwynGCMGGCVOCB, known as Gladwyn Jebb (25 April 1900 – 24 October 1996), was a prominent British civil servant, diplomat and politician as well as the Acting Secretary-General of the United Nations for a little over three months.

Early life and family life

The son of Sydney Jebb, of Firbeck Hall, Yorkshire, Jebb was educated at Eton College, thenMagdalen College, Oxford, gaining a first in History. In 1929 he married Cynthia Noble, with whom he had one son and two daughters, Miles, Vanessa, married to the historian Hugh Thomas, and Stella, married to the scientist Joel de Rosnay. His granddaughter is the international best selling author Tatiana de Rosnay.

Diplomatic career

Jebb entered the Diplomatic Service in 1924, served in Tehran, where he became known toHarold Nicolson and to Vita Sackville-West and in Rome, as well as at the Foreign Office in London where, amongst other positions, he served as the Private Secretary to the Head of the Diplomatic Service.

World War II

In August 1940, Jebb was appointed to the Ministry of Economic Warfare with temporary rank of Assistant Under-Secretary. In 1942 he was appointed Head of the Reconstruction Department and in 1943 was made a Counsellor within the Foreign Office. In this capacity he attended numerous international conferences, including those at TehranYalta and Potsdam.

Acting UN Secretary-General

After World War II, he served as Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission of the United Nations in August 1945, being appointed Acting United Nations Secretary-General from October 1945 to February 1946 until the appointment of the first Secretary-General Trygve Lie. He remains the only UN Secretary General or Acting Secretary General to come from a permanent member state of the United Nations Security Council.

Ambassador

Returning to London, Jebb served as Deputy to the Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin at the Conference of Foreign Ministers before serving as the Foreign Office's United Nations Adviser (1946–47). He represented the United Kingdom at the Brussels Treaty Permanent Commission with personal rank of ambassador. He became the United Kingdom's Ambassador to the United Nations from 1950 to 1954 and to Paris from 1954-1960. In the latter role he was angered that secret negotiations between the British, French and Israelis in advance of the Suez invasion in 1956 took place at Sèvres without his knowledge, and, in certain respects, he was sidelined by Prime Minister Harold Macmillan at the Paris "big power" summit in 1960.[1] His rather "grand" manner caused Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd to coin the epigram, "You're a deb, Sir Gladwyn Jebb".[2]

Political career

He was knighted in 1949. In 1960 Jebb was made a hereditary peer and as Baron Gladwyn became involved in politics as a member of theLiberal Party. He was Deputy Leader of the Liberals in the House of Lords 1965-1988 and spokesman on foreign affairs and defence. An ardent European, he served as a Member of the European Parliament from 1973 to 1976, where he was also the Vice-President of the Parliament's Political Committee. He unsuccessfully contested the Suffolk seat in the European Parliament in 1979.

When asked why he had joined the Liberal Party in the early 1960s, he replied that the Liberals were a party without a general and that he was a general without a party. Like many Liberals, he passionately believed that education was the key to social reform.

Other activities

He became a good cook and for a long time was chairman of the British government's wine committee. A good shot, he never ceased to be interested by rural pursuits. He was a friend of Cyril Connolly and of Nancy Mitford.

Death

He died in 1996, and is buried at St. Andrew's, Bramfield, in the county of Suffolk.

Lady Gladwyn

Jebb's wife Cynthia, Lady Gladwyn (1898-1990) was the daughter of Sir Saxton Noble and the great-grand daughter of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. She was a noted diarist of their times in Paris and a hostess of Liberal and London politics.

Honours

Publications and papers[edit]

Publications by Baron Gladwyn include:

  • Is Tension Necessary?, 1959
  • Peaceful Co-existence, 1962
  • The European Idea, 1966
  • Half-way to 1984, 1967
  • De Gaulle's Europe, or, Why the General says No, 1969
  • Europe after de Gaulle, 1970
  • The Memoirs of Lord Gladwyn, 1972

The papers of 1st Lord Gladwyn were deposited at Churchill Archives Centre at the University of Cambridge by his son, 2nd Lord Gladwyn, between 1998 and 2000.


 

Dannielle Dubey

Band Backer Board - Financial Operations

Michael Hillegas (April 22, 1729 – September 29, 1804) was the first Treasurer of the United States.[1]

Biography

Hillegas was born in PhiladelphiaPennsylvania.[2] He was the son of Margaret Schiebenstock (1710-July 21, 1770) and George Michael Hillegass (February 14, 1696 - October 30, 1749), an immigrant from Germany[3] and a well-to-do merchant involved in iron and sugar. Son Michael thus had the freedom and resources to participate in local politics. He married Henrietta Boude on May 10, 1753, at Christ Church in Philadelphia, and they went on to have many children. Hillegas was a member of the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly from 1765 to 1775 and served astreasurer of the Committee of Safety under Benjamin Franklin in 1774.

On July 29, 1775, Hillegas and fellow patriot George Clymer were appointed by the Continental Congress to share the office of Treasurer of the United Colonies.[4] Because Hillegas edited the Declaration of Independence, when the Declaration of Independence was signed, Clymer's signature appeared on the document.

After Clymer's resignation on August 6, 1776, Hillegas assumed sole ownership of the office, which he held throughout the remainder of the American Revolution, using much of his own fortune to support the cause. His son, Samuel Hillegas, was also given the authority to sign new currency, known as "Continentals." Hillegas also served briefly as quartermaster to the army and served on occasional commissions. On September 9, 1776, the Continental Congress officially changed the name of the country to the United States of America, but Hillegas's title did not officially change until March 1778. On September 11, 1789, Congress created the Treasury Department, and Alexander Hamilton took the oath of office as the first Secretary of the Treasury. On that same date, Hillegas tendered his resignation, and Samuel Meredith was appointed Treasurer.

Hillegas was also an early member of the American Philosophical Society, along with Franklin. He died in Philadelphia and is buried near Franklin in Christ Church Burial Ground. Late in the 19th century, his descendants petitioned[5] to have his portrait appear on the ten-dollar gold certificate in the series issued in the years 1907 and 1922.[6]

 

 

Brenda Warren

Band Backer Board - At Large

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Jo Barrett

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Jo Barrett is a romance author who was born in OkinawaJapan, but she can speak only one Japanese word; Sushi.[1]

Barrett emigrated to San Antonio, Texas, and went to the University of Texas in Austin, where she received the Normandy Scholarship. Aftergraduating from the University of Texas, she moved to Washington, D.C. and began working as a staffer on Capitol Hill. Whilst working full-time, she received a law degree from Georgetown University. She then moved to New York City, worked momentarily at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, and began writing her first novel. She has traveled to more than seventy countries, and is a supporter of diplomacy and worldwidepeacekeeping missions.[2]

 
 Sarah Wright - Communications

Secretariat (March 30, 1970 – October 4, 1989) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that, in 1973, became the first U.S. Triple Crown winner in 25 years. He set race records in all three events in the series – the Kentucky Derby (1:5925), the Preakness Stakes (1:53), and the Belmont Stakes (2:24) – records that still stand today.[2][3] He is considered to be one of the greatest Thoroughbreds of all time. In 1999, ESPN ranked Secretariat the 35th-best North American athlete of the 20th century, the highest-ranking racehorse on the list.[4] He ranked second behind Man o' War in The Blood-Horse's List of the Top 100 U.S. Racehorses of the 20th Century.[5] He was also ranked second behind Man o' War by a six-member panel of experts assembled by the Associated Press.[6] He was also ranked second behind Man o' War by a Sports Illustrated panel of seven experts.[7]

Secretariat was sired by Bold Ruler out of Somethingroyal, by Princequillo. He was foaled at The Meadow in Caroline County, Virginia. Like his famous predecessor Man o' War, Secretariat was a large chestnut colt, and was given the same nickname, "Big Red". Secretariat's grandsire, Nasrullah, is also the great-great-grandsire of 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.

Owned by Penny Chenery (also known as Penny Tweedy), he was trained by Lucien Laurin, and mainly ridden by Canadian jockey Ron Turcotte, along with apprentice jockey Paul Feliciano (first two races) and veteran Eddie Maple (last race). He raced in Chenery's Meadow Farm Stable's blue-and-white-checkered colors. His groom was Eddie Sweat, and his exercise riders were Charlie Davis[8] and Jim Gaffney.[9]

Secretariat stood about 16.2 hands (66 inches, 168 cm) tall and weighed 1,175 lb (533 kg), with a 75-inch girth, in his racing prime.

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