Katrina Sibicky, Wind Ensemble and Orchestra Director
A native of Philadelphia, Mrs. Sibicky holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School and a Master of Music in Music Education with a Conducting Emphasis from Colorado State University. She started her teaching career as a middle school orchestra director in Groton, CT. During her time in Connecticut, Mrs. Sibicky was involved in several community bands and orchestras as both a player and conductor. She played flute and piccolo in the Connecticut College Band, was a cellist and assistant conductor of the Colchester Civic Orchestra, and was a flutist and co-conductor of the Norwich Arts Council Symphonic Band. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2008, Mrs. Sibicky has been working for Seattle Public Schools as an instrumental music teacher at several elementary schools throughout the city. In addition to teaching at Nathan Hale High School, she continues to teach at Jane Addams Middle School. When not teaching, Mrs. Sibicky is an active musician, directs the Seattle Flute Society Flute Choir, and performs with the Emerald Flute Quartet.
Colorado State University, M.M., Music Education, Conducting Emphasis, 2011 –2013
University of Hartford, B.M., Music Education, Instrumental Emphasis, 2000 – 2004
Evan Norberg, Vocal Music Director and Drumline
Evan has extensive knowledge in both classical and jazz styles, having been part of top-notch ensembles in both community and school groups. Professionally Evan has performed in the Pacific Northwest, as a guest bass/baritone soloist, in major works such as René Clausen’s “Memorial,” Handel’s “Messiah,” Faure’s “Requiem,” and Mozart’s “Vespers.” Through inspiration and guidance by the great local arrangers, such as Vijay Singh, Kirk Marcy, and Kelly Kunz, Evan has begun arranging his own jazz standards and dabbling in composition with a steady stream of charts for his own ensembles. More notably, his arrangement of “Love You Madly” was premiered at the National American Choral Directors Association Conference in Chicago in 2011.
Central Washington University M.M., Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance, 2009 – 2011
Central Washington University B.M., Choral Music Education and Vocal Performance, 2003 – 2006
Dan Rowe, Jazz Band Director
Dan Rowe has been teaching instrumental music for thirty-two years. In addition to teaching jazz at Hale, Dan conducts the after-school jazz band at JAMS, is a private trumpet and piano teacher, and performs in the North Seattle Community Band. Dan has contributed his trumpet and piano playing skills to local musical theater productions and is a songwriter and film-score composer.
Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Certificate, Film Scoring, 2004 – 2005
University of Washington B.A., Music Education, 1981 – 1984