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Meet the Staff




Travis Pardee


Travis Pardee is the Director of Bands and Arts Department Chair at Foothill High School where he conducts the Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensembles, Marching Band and guides all aspects of the Foothill Band program. Originally from Ponca City, Oklahoma, Travis has been teaching at Foothill High School since 2002.

During his twelve years at Foothill High School, Travis has guided outstanding music ensembles that have consistently garnered recognition. His concert and jazz ensembles regularly receive Superior Ratings at music festivals and he has built the largest competitive marching band in...



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Phil Haines


Phillip Haines has served as a music educator and conductor for almost thirty years. Currently, Mr. Haines is one of the band directors at Mannion Middle School and Foothill High School in Henderson, Nevada, the largest middle school and high school band programs in the state.

Prior to this position, Haines was the director of bands at Sierra Vista High School and Las Vegas High School. Haines’ bands have consistently been among the finest in the state throughout his career and have earned numerous awards and honors, both locally...




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Lori Haines


Lori Haines has a long and successful history as a teacher, instructor, and adjudicator of the pageantry arts. Currently the color guard director at Foothill High School, Lori’s previous experience includes the development of the color guard program at Sierra Vista High School and Las Vegas High School, both of which were considered the largest and finest programs in the state at the time she was instructing.

Lori has also been a visual instructor and drum major clinician for programs in Nevada, Arizona, and other states throughout the southwest. Her primary assignment at Foothill High School...



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Nick Waters


Nick Waters holds a B.M. Music Education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and currently is the Associate Director of Bands at Foothill H.S. in Henderson, NV. As the Director of Percussion, The Foothill H.S. Indoor Drumline has won the WGI Western Percussion Championships 2010, 2011, 2012 & was a top Finalist in 2013. The Foothill H.S. Indoor

Drumline has also been a Finalist at the W.G.I. World Championships in Dayton, OH every appearance since 2010. The Foothill H.S. Marching Band is a regular BOA Regional Finalist and has been selected to perform in...



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About Us


The Foothill High School Band Department consists of four concert/symphonic bands, two jazz ensembles, pep band, indoor drum line, color guard, and marching band. The concert and jazz ensembles consistently receive Superior Ratings at music festivals and the Falcon Marching Band is the largest competitive marching band in Nevada with nearly 350 members. These ensembles have performed on the world famous Las Vegas Strip at Aria, Bally's, Paris, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand, Caesar's Palace, and the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Falcon Marching Band is a 9-time Bands of America Regional Championship Finalist. In 2009, the Foothill Band marched in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland and in 2012 appeared in the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C.

The Foothill Band was one of only six high school bands selected to perform in the 2014 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Foothill Drum Line has been a 4-time Finalist in the WGI Percussion World Championships and was recently featured on national television (FOX) in the American Country Awards, performing with Trace Adkins. Members of the Foothill Wind Symphony participate in the district Honor Bands, Nevada All State Ensembles, and are often Finalists and Winners in the State Solo & Ensemble contests. In 2010 the Foothill Wind Symphony commissioned and premiered “The Seal Lullaby” by Grammy Award winning composer, Eric Whitacre. On November 25, 2014 the the Foothill Wind Symphony premiered "Psalm 92" by Anthony LaBounty in the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York. This concert also featured internationally recognized performing artist, Marie Osmond, soloing with the Foothill Wind Symphony.

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