Mr. Christopher Taylor
Director of High School Bands
Christopher Taylor is currently in his thirteenth year of teaching music. He is the Director of Bands at Pendleton Heights High School in Pendleton, IN which he began in the summer of 2007. He began his career at Highland High School. At Highland, he co-taught up to three levels of concert bands (Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band) and also taught up to three levels of jazz bands (Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, and Blues Band). He also taught a percussion class and Bagpipes for a year. Under his direction, the Highland Jazz Ensemble was selected to perform at the 2006 Indiana Music Educator’s Association (IMEA) Convention. He co-taught the marching band focusing on the visual program. The marching band was successful in ISSMA field shows (placing 5th in Class B State Finals) and the Indiana State Fair Band day earning 1st place in 2005. Since Christopher was at Highland, the marching band has performed in the Walt Disney World and Disneyland parades, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Indianapolis 500 Parade, and the Hollywood Christmas Parade in 2006.
Mrs. Catherine Maloney
Director of Middle School Bands
Catherine Maloney graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She earned a BA in Music Education and a BS is Media Studies/ Communication. At the U of I, Mrs. Maloney was involved in the Marching Illini as a piccolo section leader, Sigma Alpha Iota member, Orange and Blue Basketball Band, and various University ensembles.
Mrs. Maloney has been fortunate to teach all around the country: Urbana High school in Urbana, IL,Evanston Township HS and Wilmette Jr. High in the Chicagoland area, and recently in San Antonio, TX.
Mrs. Maloney is excited to start her third year with Pendleton and can not wait to see what the musical future holds!
Mr. Nathan Hochstetler
Assistant Director of Bands
Nathan Hochstetler is currently in his seventh year of teaching music. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Ball State University. This is his second year as the assistant director at Pendleton Heights High School and Middle School. Prior to his time at Pendleton, Mr. Hochstetler spent five years as the director at Alexandria-Monroe Schools. While under the direction of Mr. Hochstetler, the band program grew to include four concert ensembles, Pep Band, Jazz Band, & Marching Band. His students regularly performed at the Madison County Jazz Festival, IMEA events, and various community events. He is an active member of the Indiana Music Educators Association and is a regular attendee of both the IMEA State Conference and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic.
Mr. Justin Surface
Director of Color Guard
Justin Surface is currently in his thirteenth year of teaching color guard, and his fifth year at Pendleton. Justin began his color guard career as a performer of Pendleton Heights High School, graduating in 2004. After graduation he went on to march drum corp with both The Cavaliers and Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps. Justin began his instructing career while still in high school, with his first teaching experience as an assistant instructor for Lapel High School. Since then, Justin has instructed at schools throughout Indiana, Illinois, Missouri and Florida, seeing many successes throughout his teaching career. Justin not only instructs, but also choreographs, and designs for the Pendleton Heights program.
Mr. Adam Brosman
Director of Percussion
Adam Brosman is currently the Percussion Director for both Pendleton Heights High School and Middle School. At PHHS he teaches all percussion classes, which includes concert percussion ensemble, drumline, front ensemble, and indoor percussion. At PHMS he teaches all beginning and intermediate level percussion classes and ensembles. Mr. Brosman also teaches private lessons to Pendleton students who have gone on to perform in the All-National Honor Concert Band, All-State Percussion Ensemble, and received outstanding ratings at numerous ISSMA events.
Pendleton Band Links
Contact Us Sponsors Site Map Designed By: Justin Surface Brought To You By: Pendleton Heights High School, 1 Arabian Drive, Pendleton Indiana, 46064