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Spring Band Concert on May 14, 2016

Spring Band Concert


Band Director - Kathy Peach

Kathy Peach

Kathy Peach is in her 38th year as a Band director and has spent the last 25 years as Director of Bands at Roncalli. A graduate of Columbus North High School and Butler University, Kathy has also taught in the Indianapolis Public Schools, Eastern Hancock Junior-Senior High School and at Scecina Memorial High School. In 1989, she received an appointment to start an instrumental music education program at Sam Sharpe Teachers College just outside of Montego Bay, Jamaica. As a result of that year in Jamaica, the Roncalli Band now travels every other year to Montego Bay, performing in concerts and bringing school supplies, instruments, music, clothing and other donations to students at two elementary schools, seven high schools, and  the Montego Bay Boys and Girls Club. 

In 1994, Kathy was honored as the person who most influenced Academic All-Star, Valedictorian, and Roncalli Band member Kevin Finn. In 1996, Kathy was the Roncalli Teacher of the Year and a semi-finalist for the State Teacher of the Year. In 1997, she earned the Prelude Awards Teacher of the Year Award. 

Kathy’s goal as a teacher is “to motivate my students to achieve great things, to inspire them to be good citizens of the world, to create an environment where faith is present each and every day, to show my students that prayer is powerful, and to instill in each student a great love and appreciation for music that will last throughout their lives and that will carry on through their children.”



Laura Horcher - South Deanery Band Director

Laura Horcher is in her second year of teaching  at Roncalli High School. A born and raised southsider, Laura is a St. Barnabas School graduate.  She is an active parishioner at St. Barnabas and participates in their music ministry.

Laura teaches 5th-8th grade band at Central Catholic, St. Barnabas, St. Jude, St. Mark, and St. Roch.   In addition to her South Deanery responsibilities, Laura teaches a Music Appreciation class and a Beginning Women’s Choir class at Roncalli.  She also serves as an assistant to the Band and Choral programs.

A Roncalli alumnus (2010),  Laura was a 4 year  band member (French Horn) and sang in both the Beginning Mixed Chorus and Show Choir. After graduating from RHS,  Laura studied Music Education at the University of Dayton where she graduated cum laude in 2014.

Laura believes in spreading music through creativity and compassion and tries to do that daily in all she does.



Joel Humberd - South Deanery Band Director

Joel graduated High School from Red Lion Area Senior High School in 2003 where he was heavily involved in the instrumental music program. He played oboe in the Symphonic and Concert Bands as well as the Orchestra. He played tenor saxophone in the Jazz and Marching band where he was also Drum Major. Joel studied Music Education at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor’s of Music in Education. He began teaching general music at Central Catholic School in 2009 and this year has joined the staff at Roncalli High School as one of the middle school band directors.  Joel is married to Emily, and they have two children: Ben who is three and Autumn who just turned one. They live in Fountain Square on the south side of downtown.



Marching Band

Marching Band

Row 1: Chloe Owen, Matt McKay, Emily Okerson, Catie Wallace, Theresa Bridge, Sarah Sims, Michael Runholt, Thomas LaMarca, Ali Fox, Will Haman

Row 2: Ryan Hammans, Ian Tuohy, Madeline Brown, Ben Moore, Patrick Shilson, Jeffrey Amodeo, Nicholas Adams, Nathan Hedrick, Isaac Howe

Row 3: Yan Yan, Matthew Sims, Joseph Schubach, Sam Hansen, Justin Brown, Blake Amonett, Nicholas Golab, Mimi Bridge, Drew Gorball, Carolina Whitaker, Kelly Zhang, Katie Goebel

Row 4: Jason Brown, Chris McKay, Luke Dow, Jake Long, Nate Reeves, Maggie Glowinski, Austin Schofield, Noah Servies, Mark Jones, Spencer Grow

Not Pictured: Laurel Baker, Henry Schutte



Concert Band

2015 Concert Band

Row 1: Matt McKay, Emily Okerson, Catie Wallace, Theresa Bridge, Sarah Sims, Michael Runholt, Thomas LaMarca, Laurell Baker, Ali Fox, Katie Goebel, Carolina Whitaker

Row 2: Ryan Hammans, Will Haman, Madeline Brown, Ian Tuohy, Ben Moore, Patrick Shilson

Row 3: Yan Yan, Matthew Sims, Henry Schutte, Joseph Schubach, Sam Hansen, Justin Brown, Blake Amonett, Nicholas Golab, Mimi Bridge, Drew Gorball, Chloe Owen, Jeffrey Amodeo, Nicholas Adams, Maggie Glowinski, Kelly Zhang

Row 4: Jason Brown, Chris McKay, Luke Dow, Jake Long, Nate Reeves, Isaac Howe, Nathan Hedrick, Austin Schofield, Noah Servies, Mark Jones, Spencer Grow



Jazz Band

2015 Jazz Band

Row 1: Michael Runholt, Will Haman, Madeline Brown, Patrick Shilson, Matt McKay

Row 2: Henry Schutte, Emily Okerson, Yan Yan, Nicholas Golab, Mark Jones, Kelly Zhang, Jeffrey Amodeo,

Not Pictured: Ryan Hamman




2015 Orchestra

Row 1: Shannon Mitchel, Dianna Perez, Jacob Perez, Liz Tames, Erica Szczechowski, Maggie Glowinski



Music Theory

Music Theory

Row 1: Will Allen, Hannah Rollins, Catie Wallace, Emily Bell, Anna Falk

Row 2: Jack Baker, Ronnie Kawak, Luke Firkins, Robin Gann, Bri Brechbuhl

Not Pictured: Allison Heinrich, Emily Okerson




Applied Music

2015 Applied Music

Row 1: Grace Albertson, Henry Sang, Sarah Ripa, Michael Okerson, Maggie Glowinski, Adair Smith

Row 2: Sammy Matis, Ben Asdell, Theodore Jorgenson, AJ Allen, Keegan Cougill, Alexander Pollard, Patrick Clady, Nathan Kern



Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation

Row 1: Sophia McGuire, Abby Hines, Emma Balzer, Annie Richardson, Morgan O’Brien, Madison Gaskill

Row 2: Sarah Fox, Emily Stevens, Allison Currens, Jacob Jones, Joseph Knierman, Justin Huey

Row 3: Savannah Grant, Kyle Shanley, Sophie Daniel, Lindsey Corsaro, Corey Matthews, Zach Wallem

Row 4: Dominic Agresta, Luke Tippett, Liam Herbert, Elijah Dougherty, Ethan Barnett, Eddie Huck

Not Pictured: Jade Luna, Andrew Nelis

AP Music Theory

AP Music Theory

Row 1: Will Haman, Nicholas Barrett

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