Our Band Staff

Hillary Engel – Director: Hillary Engel has been playing percussion for 18 years and teaching it in a multitude of setting for the past 11 years, from private lessons to marching percussion, full concert ensembles to a men’s prison choir in New Jersey. Her passion for music education started when she was asked to teach the Front Ensemble at her alma mater, Normal Community West High School in Normal, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s in Music Education in 2012, and earned her Master’s in Fine Art’s – Percussion Performance in 2014.