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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 "Falcon Marching Band" is the largest competitive band in Nevada. With over 250 members, the Marching Band has become one of the most reputable marching ensembles in the Southwest. The Marching Band performs at all home football games, special events, and numerous competitions and parades throughout the year.

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