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Meet the Staff
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...
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
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
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...
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.
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...
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.