Davis High Band Staff
Steven R. Hendricks - Director
Steven R. Hendricks is in his 28th year as director of bands at Davis High School. During his tenure at Davis High Mr. Hendricks’s groups have received multiple awards, superior ratings, and concert performance opportunities, including a performance at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago in 1998, two performances in the Rose Parade, and a performance in the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Davis High is the only school in Utah history to qualify three different groups for the State Concert Band Festival, and in 2015 all three groups earned straight superior ratings at that festival. His marching band has always been regarded as one of the finest in Utah and is a regular finalist band at Bands of America regional competitions.
Mr. Hendricks has received the “Superior Accomplishment” award and the “Outstanding High School Music Educator” award from the Utah Music Educators Association. He has received four citations of excellence from the National Band Association, and in 2015 his band program was recognized as the western division NBA Blue Ribbon Award Winner. He was recently recognized as the Utah High School Activities Association’s “High School Music Educator of the Year” and was featured in the 2013 “50 Educators Who Make a Difference issue of School Band and Orchestra Magazine.
Mr. Hendricks is active as an adjudicator and clinician for instrumental music throughout the United States. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Utah Music Educators Association, the National Band Association, and the National Education Association. He currently serves on the UMEA Board as the Vice President for Band. He loves choral music and served for five years as a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He counts among his greatest accomplishments his marriage of 31 years to his wife Tammie, his four children—all of whom were members of the Davis High Band—and his six grandchildren.
Mark H. Baily - Assistant Marching Band Director
In Music Education - Weber State University
Masters in Arts Education: Curriculum and Instruction - University of Phoenix
I did my student teaching with Mr. Hendricks and have been involved with the marching band since. I currently perform with the 23rd Army band as a member of the Utah National Guard, as well as with one of Utah's premier wind ensembles the Utah Wind Symphony.
I grew up in Northern Utah, graduated from Weber High School. I grew up knowing that Davis was one of the best bands in the State and was, quite frankly, when I was assigned to do my student teaching with such a storied program. I've come to understand why it has had such a long a successful program. Dedication, Expectation, and Tradition are all bedrocks of the Davis High Marching Band, I'm proud to be a part of the band to help Defend the Tradition.
David Simon - Assistant Marching Band Director
David Simon was born and raised in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. Since he was an adolescent he has been enveloped in many musical activities. If he wasn’t playing his trumpet, he was on stage singing his little Canadian heart out. David originally began his collegiate experience as a voice major in 2000 at Ricks College. From 2001-2003, he served a two year mission in Northern California for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Upon his return, he changed his major to pursue a career in music education, specializing in band. David graduated from BYU-Idaho with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education in the spring of 2008, began his first teaching position that fall as an Elementary School Music Teacher and most importantly married his sweetheart, Margaret Dibble Simon. From 2009-2011, David and Margaret attended Boise State University, and together, they attained their Masters Degrees in music performance.
In 2011, David was hired as High Brass specialist with Davis High Marching Band. He was also accepted in as the Kaysville Junior High Band Director, and has loved it all! He is very proud of his association with Davis High Marching Band. In his time with the marching band, he has been impressed with the superior level of performance, high intensity of dedication and musicianship, and the positive student and staff atmosphere. David has felt very welcome in the United States of America, and continues to look forward to the special foreign experiences that are ahead of him in the great land of Utah.
Mitchel S. Barnard
Mitch resides in Ogden, Utah and currently serves as a Battery Caption Head, Designer, and Arranger for a bevy of programs along the Wasatch Front, including the Davis High School Marching Band, the Davis High School Indoor Drumline, Weber State Thunder of the Rockies Marching Band, and Weber State Indoor Percussion. Under his direction, the Davis Indoor Drumline has been awarded five consecutive Intermountain Percussion Association Championship titles since 2010. He also previously served as a Snare Tech with the Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps in 2013.
Mitch has performed with an array of ensembles over the years, including the Utah Jazz Drumline, Junction City Hybrid Indoor Drumline, the University of Utah Drumline (where he served as Section Leader), Weber State Indoor Percussion, the Cascades Drum and Bugle Corps, and the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps. While with the Troopers and Cascades, Mitch had the privilege of studying under renowned educators David Reeves, Kevin Welborn, Matt Little, Chris Grant, Nick Molenda, and Derek Fields.
Mitch has also served as guest clinician for several area percussion ensembles and was the Battery Percussion Clinician for the 2012 Utah Music Educator’s Association Summer Marching Band Clinic
Color Guard Instructors
History with Davis: Attended Davis High for 3 years and competed on the Colorguard all throughout high school. She was Flag Captain her Junior year and Dance/ Co-Weapon Captain her senior year. She trained in dance from the age of 2, learning tap, jazz, hip hop, ballet, contemporary, and character. Performing is her passion! (Oh, and anything Disney) Started as the Colorguard Director in the summer of 2014, and helped the kids achieve a State Championship that Winterguard season.
"I am a huge band nerd!!! I love seeing so many kids come together to do what they love! Make excellence! I believe I learned more lessons that prepared me for life in marching band than in any other class. Helping kids work towards their true potential brings me great joy, and the staff I work with is amazing!! I'm truly grateful for every individual I have met and the lessons I have learned from them. Thank you, and don't forget to MAKE YOUR MOTHERS PROUD! "
Walter has been involved with the marching arts since 2005 performing on trumpet and holding multiple leadership positions with community parade bands, the Davis High School Marching Band (2007-2009), and the Weber State University Wildcat Band (2010-2015). Walter has two seasons experience marching Drum Corps International’s Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps, Casper Wyoming, in 2012, and aging out in 2014. He has also performed three seasons with Weber State Indoor Percussion as a member of the cymbal line (2013-2015).
Walter’s teaching experience includes serving as visual caption head for Weber State Indoor Percussion, as well as visual technician for the Davis High School Indoor Drumline (2013-present), and the Davis High School Marching Band (2015-present).
Walter is a graduate of Weber State University receiving his Dual Major in Political Science and Sociology, Fall 2015. He is currently working on attaining a Music Minor, pursing his long held passion for music performance.
“As an alumnus of the storied and accomplished Davis High School music program, I feel truly honored to have the opportunity to share my accumulated knowledge and experience of visual marching technique with these students, giving back to the program which first inspired my passion for the competitive marching arts.” – Walter Rosio
Marching Band Technicians