Parkview Drum Major Academy
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Chris Kauffmann is currently the Director of Bands at Oak Park High School in the North Kansas City School District. Mr. Kauffmann conducts the Oak Park Symphonic Band, the Oak Park Marching Northmen Band, and the Oak Park Jazz Band. Mr Kauffmann previously served as the Director of the Bands in the North Platte School District for seven years and Assistant Director in the Willard School District for two years.
Originally from Springfield, Missouri, Carrie Hester is currently the Director of Bands at Pusch Ridge Classical Academy in Tucson, Arizona. At Pusch Ridge, Carrie oversees all aspects of the instrumental music program grades 6-12. Carrie is passionate about teaching music through band and developing leadership skills in her students. She is active as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator for marching and concert groups throughout Arizona and Missouri.
Curtis Tipton is the Director of Bands at Parkview High School, serves as an adjudicator through the Ozarks, specializes in student leadership, and team building. Mr. Tipton is the founder of the Parkview DMA.
Jonathan Hall is a music educator from Fleming Island, Fl. He has worked with many high school bands and drum corps throughout the country on leadership, conducting, movement fundamentals, and show design. Jonathan is an active adjudicator and clinician for the marching arts and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University