Sierra Vista Community Band

About the Band

Our Director

Melanie Godwin has been conducting the SVCB since 2012 and directing bands in the Palominas School District since 1998. The Palominas District Band has regularly performed for the Arizona Pageant of Concert Bands Festival in Phoenix, receiving ratings of Excellent, Superior and Superior with Distinction. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Shenandoah Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree in bassoon performance from Baylor University. She was a bassoonist in the U.S. Army from 1989 to 1992 and is currently the principal bassoonist for the Sierra Vista Symphony. In 2008, she was named Cochise County Teacher of the Year for the Palominas School District, and in 2010, she received the Sierra Vista Mayor’s Arts Award for Arts in Education.             


The members of the SVCB are volunteer musicians who pay annual dues. Section leaders assist in organizing music and acclimating new members.

Our Board

The SVCB Board is an elected body consisting of dedicated band members who guide our performance schedule, fund raising efforts, personnel matters and provide resources necessary to keep the organization running smoothly. Click here to download a copy of the SVCB Bylaws.

President
Brad Clark
Vice President
Rhea Morales
Treasurer
James Dean
Secretary
Bert Wilkins
Member-at-Large
Mark Racicot
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