FHS Band Staff


BARRY HARPER 
Barry Harper has been Director of Bands at Fayetteville High School since 1994. Previously, he was Director of Bands at Duncan High School in Duncan, Oklahoma.  Mr. Harper received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from the University of Arkansas and his Masters degree in percussion performance from the University of Oklahoma.  While obtaining his graduate degree, Mr. Harper was a graduate assistant in the percussion department.  In 1988, Mr. Harper received the ASBDA Stanbury Award for the Outstanding Young Band Director in Oklahoma.  He was also named in the School Band and Orchestra magazine as one of "50 Directors Who Make a Difference," representing the state of Arkansas in 2005.  Under his direction, the Fayetteville High School Band has received numerous honors and awards including 14 sweepstakes awards from the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association. The F.H.S. Band has also performed at several special events including the 1996 Disney World Parade in Orlando, Florida and the 2001 Hollywood Christmas Parade.  In 1998, the Fayetteville High School Band became the first Arkansas band to perform in the prestigious Macyís Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  The FHS Band also marched in the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, and made their second appearance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2008.

BRETT LAWSON 
Brett Lawson is the assistant director at Fayetteville High School.  He has been a band director with the Fayetteville School District since 2001. He teaches beginning high brass at Holt Middle School at Mt. Comfort, assists with both the Concert and Symphonic Bands at Ramay Junior High, and conducts the Concert Band at Fayetteville High School.  In 2005, Mr. Lawson was nominated for the ASBDA Young Band Director of the Year award.  Mr. Lawson received both his Bachelor of Music (1999) and Master of Music (2001) degrees from the University of Arkansas. As a Graduate Assistant with the University of Arkansas Bands, he assisted with the Razorback Marching Band, conducted the Lady Hogwild Basketball Pep Band, and co-conducted the U of A Concert Band. His affiliations include Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Delta Pi, Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association, and Arkansas Bandmasters Association. 

LEWIS CLARK
Lewis Clark is a 1981 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree.  He received his Master of Music Education degree from the University of Arkansas in 1991.  Mr. Clark is a member of Phi Beta Mu Band Fraternity, National Band Association, and the American School Band Directors Association.  He is also a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Percussive Arts Society, International Association of Rudimental Percussionists and the National Federation Interscholastic Music Association.  He received the Outstanding Young Men of America Award and was a finalist for the Outstanding Teacher Award in 1989.  Mr. Clark currently conducts clinics and serves as an adjudicator throughout Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri while teaching instrumental music at Ramay Jr. High and Holt Middle School.  Mr. Clark also assists with the Fayetteville High School Band.

CALEB POND
Caleb Pond joined the Fayetteville Band staff in 2009 and is the Band Director at Woodland Junior High. He teaches beginning flutes at McNair Middle School, conducts the Concert and Symphonic Bands at Woodland Junior High, and assists with the Marching Band/Concert Bands at Fayetteville High School. Mr. Pond received both his Bachelors degree in Music Education (2004) and Masters in Music (2009) from the University of Arkansas. As a graduate assistant at the U of A, Mr. Pond worked with the Razorback Marching Band, the Hogwild Basketball Bands, and the Volleyball Pep Band. Mr. Pond also co-conducted the U of A Campus Band and performed in the Wind Symphony as well as the Clarinet Ensemble. His affiliations include TMEA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association. 

TREY ANTONETTI
Trey Antonetti is new to the Fayetteville band program this year.  He was formerly the band director at Kelly Middle in Springdale, Arkansas and White Hall Junior High in White Hall, Arkansas. Mr. Antonetti earned his bachelor degree in music education in 2009 from the University of Central Arkansas.  During his time at UCA, "Mr. A" was the designer and director of the UCA Bear Marching Band color guard and co-founded the UCA Winter Guard program "Orso Forte." He marched three seasons and directed one season with Sarajevo Independent Winter Guard formerly of Fayetteville and was a WGI Finalist with the group in 2006. Mr. A teaches beginning percussion at McNair Middle School, assists Mr. Pond at Woodland Junior High School with the 8th and 9th grade bands, and directs the Concert Band at Fayetteville High School where is he also the Color Guard and Winter Guard director.  In his "free time," Mr. A designs for and directs the University of Arkansas RMB Color Guard.  He is VERY excited to be working with the band and guard students in the Fayetteville system and is ready for a great year in his new home.

SCOTT VILLINES
Scott Villines joined the Fayetteville Band staff in 2007 to teach beginners at McNair Middle School and Holt Middle School at Mount Comfort. He will also assist with the Fayetteville High School Band. Prior to his appointment, Scott was Director of Bands at Rockwood Summit High School just outside of St. Louis, Missouri. He has also been a band director at Eureka High School in Eureka, Missouri and Northwood Junior High in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Scott received his Bachelorís Degree in Music Education from the University of Arkansas in 1999. He completed his Masterís degree from the University of Arkansas in 2002. While working on his graduate degree, Scott served as a graduate assistant in the University of Arkansas Band Department. Under his direction, the Rockwood Summit Band received numerous honors and awards.

RICHARD  WISEMAN
Richard Wiseman joined the Fayetteville band staff in 2005, as a woodwind specialist teaching beginners at McNair and Holt Middle Schools.  Mr. Wiseman previously worked during the 2004 school year teaching music class at McNair Middle School, establishing the guitar program.  Mr. Wiseman was the band director at Lakewood Junior High in North Little Rock for 10 years, and  worked as an administrator in the North Little Rock Public Schools.  Mr. Wiseman has worked as a professional musician for 35 years,  and has a Bachelorís degree in Music Education from Arkansas Tech University, and a Masterís degree in Administration from the University of Arkansas.



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