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Our Director

 

Meet Mr. Dennis "Denny" Shively

On behalf of the Band Officers, we welcome Mr. Dennis Shively as our new director and at the same time, thank Vanessa for serving as our director since the Fall of 2016.

Mr. Shively has been performing with our band for many years, has spent his life working with music and musicians, and has accepted the Officers invitation to become our Director.

Born and raised in the Fayetteville/Chambersburg area, he graduated from Chambersburg Area Senior High School and played with the "Blue & Grey Band" of Gettysburg.   After High School, he attended the Shenandoah Conservatory of Music in Winchester VA. for two years before transferring to West Chester State College where he earned his B.S. and M.M. in Music Education.  His first teaching position was with the Greencastle-Antrim School District working with elementary and middle school band students.  At this same time, he directed the Keystone Community Band of Greencastle.  After three years, he moved to the Cumberland Valley School District where he taught all areas and levels of band for 35 years.  During his time at C.V., Denny developed many students who advanced to "District" and "Regional" level bands and mentored three students who advanced by auditions to the "State Band" level on trumpet and baritone horn.

Denny and his wife, Connie, live in Mechanicsburg.  Their two sons and their families live in Virginia.

The Officers welcome Denny to this position and after  discussions with him, support his plans and ideas to grow the band in membership and performance quality in the coming years. 

The Band Officers