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Meet our STAFF


Jonathan Kendall-Jackson
Jonathan Kendall-Jackson , or more commonly known as JK, is a Barry Goldwater High School alumni. Graduated from U of A in 1957. Expert flute player. Hobbies included underwater basket weaving, writing sponge bog square pants fan fiction, interpretative dance, and hanging out with his shit-zu Burrola. He’s not a fan of the ASU marching band and trumpet players. He’s looking forward to an easy, laid back marching season. He often naps, so you might find him in the instrument locker room or under the bleachers. Here’s to another great year! Bear Down!

Brad Hafalia
Info about me coming soon!

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Mr. Kevin A. Hayward has over 30 years experience of teaching in the Phoenix Union High School District. He has taught at every level, from beginners to University students, and has been involved as an instructor in school music programs since 1984. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education from San Diego State University and a Master of Music Degree in Conducting (with distinction) from Norther Arizona University. Mr. Hayward worked as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Northern Arizona University in their band program and worked with groups including the Lumberjack Marching Band and the nationally recognized NAU Wind Symphony. In the 1992-1993 academic year, he was considered for an interim full-time faculty position at NAU, as Associate Director of Bands. Mr. Hayward is active as a composer, arranger, clinician, performer, private teacher, and adjudicator. He has also served as chairperson for the North-Central All-Region Honor Band and has served AMEA as Regional Governor. In 2005, he was honored with the George C. Wilson Leadership-Service Award by the Arizona Music Educators Association. He is a member of AMEA, ABODA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, and was included in the 2005 edition of Who's Who in America. For 6 years he served for the AMEA board as the state chair for the music honor society Tri-M. Currently he is the Orchestra Conductor for the Scottsdale Musical Theatre Company.

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