Meet our Band Staff

2018-19 Marching Band Packet

Please download the packet, review all information carefully and complete/return the following important forms: 

REQUIRED

- Photo Release Form

- Student Permission Form for Field Trip

- Medication Consent Form

 

OPTIONAL

- Band Shoes/Color Guard Shoes order (if needed)

- Jacket Order Form (if needed)

- Hooded Sweatshirt Form

- Fundraiser Forms

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Ms. Ashley Roberts, Color Guard

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Mr. Chris Adam, Trumpet Tech

Mr. Adam has been with the GVHS Band since 2006.  He is the former band director at Ridley High School and currently teaches elementary band in the same district.  He freelances as a professional trumpet player and performs with EBE Talent in Philadelphia.  He also teaches lessons at his private studio.

email: cadam@ridleysd.org

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Mr. Christian Ryan, Low Brass Tech

Christian has been the Low Brass Tech for the GVHS Band since 2019. He is studying Music Education at West Chester University and will be graduating in the Spring of 2021. He marches with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, and has previously marched with the Hawthorne Caballeros Drum and Bugle Corps.

email: cryan32@comcast.net

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Dr. Steve Selfridge, Director

Dr. Selfridge has been a band director in Garnet Valley School District since 2001, and became the high school band director in 2017.  He also directs the Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Jazz Bands.   


Email: selfris@garnetvalley.org

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Mr. Sam Stewart, Visual Tech/MidVoice

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Mr. Matt Shimkonis, Front Ensemble

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Ms. Makenzie Wrightsone, Color Guard

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Mr. Jeff VonDerStuck, Clarinet Tech

Mr. VonDerStuck has been teaching at GV since 2005 but started working with the Marching Band in 2002.  He is the band director at Bethel Springs.  His main instrument is the saxophone.  Mr. VonDerStuck is also a GV Band alumni!

email: vonderj@garnetvalley.org

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Ms. Erica Westcott, Flute Tech

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Mr. Jim Olson, Assistant Director

Mr. Olson is the band director at Garnet Valley Elementary School, and for many years was the director of Garnet Valley Middle School.  He also plays trombone with the Newark Symphony Orchestra.

email: olsonj@garnetvalley.org

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Mr. Nick Kern, Drumline Director

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Ms. Jess Baker, Cymbal Tech

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