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Faculty and Staff

Bob Edgar — Band Director
Bob Edgar joined the Higley Unified School District in 2009 and became the Band Director at Williams Field High School in 2011.

Mr. Edgar was honored as the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year for Power Ranch Elementary School and was awarded the Mayor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the Town of Gilbert in 2013.  Bands under Mr. Edgar’s direction have performed at many prestigious events including the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington D.C., Florida Citrus Parade, the Fiesta Bowl Parade and Blue Cross Blue Shield National Band Championships.

Bob Edgar has served on the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association Board as Vice President of High School Activities and President. Bob has served as the AIA Representative and President for Winter Guard Arizona and was inducted to the WGAZ Inaugural Hall of Fame Class in 2012. He holds a Bachelors of Music: Instrumental Education Degree from Arizona State University and an MBA from California Lutheran University.

Stacey Rivera — Assistant Band Director


Peter Wood — Percussion
After a bad stint with the clarinet, Peter made the switch to percussion, and since that time there has been no looking back.  Peter was a performer & staff member of Arizona's first Independent World Class Drumline, Momentum Percussion Theatre, who were WGI World Class Finalists in 2003 and 2004. Peter has taught rudimental drumming to students of all ages, from the youth drumline at the Gilbert Boys & Girls Club for kids ages 6-12, all the way up to Percussion Independent World (PIW) finalists and everything in-between. Peter is currently the Percussion Caption Head for Williams Field High School in Gilbert, Arizona, as well as presently serving his second term as the Percussion Liaison for WGAZ’s executive board.  In addition to his percussive life, Peter owns & operates his own insurance & financial services agency, serves as the current president NAIFA- East Valley, and has a beautiful wife, Cassandra, & two amazing sons, Collin and Peter.

Pamela Edgar — Color Guard

Beth Carlson – Color Guard

Hannah Berendzen – Color Guard

Ian Crosby – Color Guard

Camille Thompson – Color Guard

Brian Coon – Color Guard

Mason Tanquary – Visual

Michael Kong – Visual

Danny Stazzone – Visual

AJ Brandon – Visual

Robyn Kotte – Movement

Stevie Hagel – Percussion

Dustin Roa – Percussion

Ivan Gonzalez – Percussion

Brennan Brochard – Pit Percussion

Jenny Huettl – Woodwind Coach

Nancy Smith – Woodwind Coach