Concert Band & the Golden Eagles Big Band
Bob Waner, director of the Concert Band and the Golden Eagles Big Band, recently retired from the Hemet Schools and now consults for the San Jacinto School district. His principal instrument, the trombone, led him to study with Robert Marsteller of the LA Philharmonic and Roy Main, an LA Studio Musician. Bob’s background ranges from symphony orchestra to big bands and jazz combos.
Bob Doty, attended Saddleback Community College; UCLA; California State University, Northridge; Montana State University, Bozeman; University of Wyoming, Laramie. He has earned degrees in Music, History, and Social Sciences, and a Masters degree in Educational Administration. Bob has worked for more than 25 years as a teacher, principal, vocal and instrumental music teacher/ director. He has been involved with many community theatre productions in California and Colorado (musicals, comedies, and dramatic offerings). Bob has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society for 14 years, attended Harmony College in St. Joseph, Mo., and has been the director of the Black Canyon Barbershop Chorus in Montrose, Colorado.
Jane Atherstone, Music Director of the Inland Chorale, is dedicated to presenting quality choral music in a professional yet entertaining manner. The Chorale has been praised for its beautiful tone quality, superb blend, and excellent diction. This small group of 18 to 24 musicians sings repertoire ranging from classical to modern music. Atherstone is a well known voice teacher in the San Jacinto Valley and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the American Choral Directors Association. She has studied with some of the finest voice teachers and directors in the country, including Ann Ayars, Richard Miller, Fred Waring, and Axel Theimer. Her voice students have been accepted into many prestigious college voice programs.
Virginia Pritchard, an MSJC Faculty member, has been the Chorale’s accompanist since its founding. Her expert musicianship has been essential to the group’s success.