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Mr Bernabe was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Las Vegas in 2003. He graduated from Sierra Vista High School and attended UNLV in pursuit of a degree in Music Education. Throughout his collegiate career, Mr. Bernabe has played in numerous ensembles such as Brazilian Band, Percussion Ensemble, Marimba Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Wind Orchestra. He has also been a member of the Las Vegas Youth Wind Orchestra, the Henderson Symphony Orchestra, and was the Principal Percussionist for The Desert Winds.
As one of the founders of the Pulse of Liberty, the Winter Drumline program, Mr. Bernabe brings a myriad of experiences from the marching percussion world. As a member of the Sierra Vista High School Marching Band & Color Guard, he has earned championship medals from the Marching Band Open Series and a Regional Champion medal from Bands of America. He has also been a member of the UNLV Star of Nevada Marching Band, Vegas Vanguard Percussion Theater earning three medals from Winter Guard International, and Pulse Percussion earning a medal from the Southern California Percussion Alliance.
Mr. Bernabe is currently a performer in Vegas Vanguard Entertainment Drumline and has performed in the Latin Grammy Awards with Enrique Iglesias and Wisin & Yandel. He has also performed in Electric Daisy Carnival with artists such as Dada Life, Thomas Gold, and New World Punx. Occasionally, he also makes appearances in Hakkasan Nightclub performing with massive headliners such as Above & Beyond, Calvin Harris, Hardwell, Steve Aoki, and Tiesto.
Originally from the Chicago suburbs, Andrew currently resides in Las Vegas, NV and is the Music Teacher and Choir Director at William E. Ferron Elementary. Andrew also currently serves as a Percussion Instructor for both Liberty High School (NV) and Desert Oasis High School (NV). Andrew attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, receiving degrees in both Music Education and Percussion Performance, earning both with Magna Cum Laude honors. Andrew recently received his AOSA Orff-Schulwerk Level I Certification at UNLV.
As an Educator, Andrew has previously held Percussion Instructor positions at Dublin Coffman High School (OH) where he served as director of the percussion ensemble program, front ensemble coach, and private lesson instructor; and at West Jefferson High School (OH) where he was percussion instructor and music arranger. Andrew spent summers in Ohio as an instructor at the Northland High School Summer Music Camp, where Andrew worked with both band and strings students in grades 5-12.
Also an active performer, Andrew has performed with several professional ensembles including the Pennsylvania Chamber Symphony (PA), Henderson Symphony Orchestra (NV), Westerville Symphony (OH), New Albany Symphony Orchestra (OH), and the Brass Band of Columbus (OH) and has shared the stage with international sensations Hillary Hahn and Emile Pandolfi.
At Ohio State, Andrew was a section leader and marching tenor captain in The Ohio State University Marching Band. He was also a member of the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, and the OSU Fifes & Drums. Through these ensembles he had the opportunity both to collaborate with several composers such as Steve Reich, Joseph Schwantner, Steven Bryant, and John Mackey; and to perform at regional and national conventions such as PASIC and OMEA.
Andrew's primary percussion instructors have been Dr. Susan Powell, Jim Rupp, Joseph Krygier, and Dr. Peter Martin.
Andrew currently resides in Virginia.
Patrick Williams is a student at UNLV, studying Dance and Spanish which both degrees have an emphasis in education.
Patrick has classical training in ballet, jazz and modern dance techniques which has helped him with his teaching across the Las Vegas valley. He recently served as color guard section leader with The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps.
He is very excited to be working with the Liberty High School band program.
Mrs. Stephens was born in Lakenheath, England and was raised in Buffalo, NY until she was about 10 years old. She then moved to Las Vegas, NV and has lived here ever since! She graduated from Clark High School in 1994 and attended UNLV. She received a BS in English Education in 1998 and went on to earn a MEd. in Educational Technology from Grand Canyon University. Mrs. Stephens participated in color guard all through high school and instructed for several years after graduation.
Mrs. Stephens has taught at several schools around the valley and finally found her niche at Liberty High School. Currently, Mrs. Stephens is teaching English 9, Video Productions 1, and Rhythmic Precision and is truly enjoying her experience working with the students and staff at Liberty.
"Do or do not, there is no try." ~Yoda ;o)
Travis Whaley is the director of bands at Liberty High School in Henderson, Nevada. Travis previously taught at Cannon Junior High School in Las Vegas where he grew the program from 150 students, to almost 300 students. While at Liberty High School, the band program has grown year after year winning several caption awards in marching band and earning superior ratings at festivals with both concert bands.
Travis is an active member of The Academy Drum and Bugle corps admin team and spends part of his summers as a Tour Director managing and taking care of the performers, volunteers, and staff. He coaches the wind section for the Las Vegas Youth Orchestra Philharmonic, teaches private trombone lessons around the Las Vegas valley, and serves as an officer in the Southern Nevada Band Association (SNBA).
Travis's professional background includes a degree in music education from Northern Arizona University where he studied trombone with David Vining, served as drum major for the Lumberjack Marching Band for three years, played principal trombone in the NAU Symphony orchestra and Wind Symphony, as well as performed with the exclusive NAU Brass Quintet. He also participated an held officer positions in CMENC (now NAfME), the Wind and Percussion Advisory Board, and served as President of the NAU chapter of Phi Mu Alpha fraternity for men. Travis was a member of The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps for three years, '08, '09, and '10 where he performed on baritone, later to become drum major for the latter two years.
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Christina graduated from Liberty High School in 2016 and is joining us as a color guard staff member. Christina held the position of captain for the Colors of Liberty for two years during her time in high school, performed so acceptionally, that we offered her a staff position. We are excited to have her on our team!
The Liberty High School Band would like to thank the following people for their educational or service contributions:
Mr. Adrian Stephens - Band Manager
Mrs. Sharon Chadwick - Liberty High School Theatre
Mr. Ryan Dudder - Liberty High School Orchestra
Mr. Lamont Russel - Liberty High School Choir
Mr. JR Agular - Percussion Instruction
Ms. Halie Peterson - Liberty High School Math, Visual Tech, Master Seamstress
All of the alumni and parents that keep us going
Trevor is a horn player and an alum of Chaparral High School in Las Vegas, NV. His marching experience includes performing with Gold Drum and Bugle Corps, The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, and most recently, the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps placing first for the the 2017 Drum Corps International Championships.
Robert St. Luce was born and raised in New Jersey where he began playing trumpet at the age of 9. He moved to Las Vegas when he was 13 and made the switch over to French horn and mellophone. Robert was apart of the first four year class at Desert Oasis High School, where he was in the marching band and indoor drumline. He was a part of the 2011 and 2012 CCSD Honor Band.
After high school Robert went on to attend the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. There he has been apart of The Star of Nevada Marching Band and their Symphonic Winds Ensemble. Robert has gone on to march The Academy Drum & Bugle Corps for 3 years on mellophone. (13', 14', 15') He has been working with Liberty since the fall of 2012 as a visual tech
Jorge joined the Liberty band staff Spring of 2017 directing the battery section in the Pulse of Liberty Winter Drumline. Jorge is a graduate of Las Vegas High School, and has performed with groups such as Elan Percussion, Vegas Vanguard Percussion, and the Sacramento Mandarins Drum and Bugle Corps. Jorge brings an organic, fresh perspective to the Liberty band program, and we're excited to have him!
Defined by The Easterner as having, "wonderful vibrato and range of motion," and "astounding technical skill," Dr. Malpass has performed across the United States. He was principal flute for the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra and sat principal for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Wind Symphony where he has performed on numerous recordings under the Klavier Music Productions record label. Recordings include Marquee Mojo, Lost Vegas, and Ventanas.
Upon graduating with a masters degree from UNT's College of Music, Dr. Malpass was accepted as a doctoral student to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Winning a full-ride scholarship, Dr. Malpass became a part-time instructor and graduate assistant for the university having taught Music Appreciation, Flute Ensemble, and private lessons. While at UNLV, he wrote his dissertation titled, "A Historical Examination: The Role of Orchestral Repertoire in Flute Pedagogy." Currently he is finishing his second work, "From Etude to Excerpt: A Technical Guide for Orchestral Flute Repertoire."
Dr. Malpass has been a featured soloist for the EWU Wind Orchestra. He has performed with the Spokane Civic Theatre, Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, Henderson Symphony, and Opera Las Vegas. He is also currently a substitute flutist for the Las Vegas Philharmonic and Henderson Symphony. He has performed for countless shows including, Beauty and the Beast, Carousel, The King and I, Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Into the Woods. In addition, he has won numerous gold and silver medals from MusicFest Northwest.
A strong advocate of music education, Dr. Malpass maintains an active role having taught at the Las Vegas Academy, Clark High School, and the New York Music Academy. Dr. Malpass teaches a large studio in the Las Vegas area, having numerous students obtain seats in the Clark County Honor Bands and the Nevada All-State Band and Orchestra. In addition, his students have received full-ride scholarships for university enrollment and have also been winners for the Las Vegas Flute Club Young Artist Competition and Silver State Schools Concerto Competitions. Many of his students have continued with music, having been accepted to Northern Arizona University, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University of Nevada, Reno, University of Arizona, Washington State University, and the University of North Texas.