Q&A: Retiring music teacher reflects on career

Music teacher Richard Philbrook directs the choir at the Mission Valley/Wabaunsee joint concert in March. Current Mission Valley teacher Jamie Rogers will take over for Philbrook next year. Photo by Mikayla Wagner. WHS band and choir teacher Richard Philbrook is retiring after 11 years at WHS. Philbrook began teaching 43 years ago and has made... Continue Reading →

WHS hires band, choir director

Jamie Rogers has been hired as 5-12th grade Band/Choir teacher, starting in the fall of 2019. Rogers grew up near Eskridge, where he attended school through junior high, and graduated from Mission Valley High School in 1995. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degree at Kansas State University. While attending K-State, he participated in the... Continue Reading →

Students prepare for winter choir, band concerts

Emma Alderman, Tara Quintanilla, Bernice Poulter, Gabby Simmons and Kimi Buchanan sing during choir practice at WHS. The choir performs December 17 in the auditorium. Photo by Abby Oliver. Concerts to feature Christmas classics As Wabaunsee students prepare for winter concerts, one teacher is directing his first winter concert, while another is preparing for his... Continue Reading →

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