OUR MUSIC DIRECTOR

The Cascade Horizon Band is led by Sue Steiger, our only director since it was created in 2003 with a mere dozen members. During those years she has brought the band to ever-increasing levels of performance. That was recognized in 2010 when the band was asked to perform in the Oregon Music Educators Conference … making ours the first senior band to have that honor. This past July she was the host conductor of the New Horizon Band Camp in Bend. She also has been the guest conductor at the 2005 and 2008 band camps in Olympia, Washington.

Sue is both an educator and musician. She has completed her 33rd year of teaching including the last 19 years at High Desert Middle School. Over 200 students participated in her music programs each year and received superior and excellent ratings at district festivals. In 2008 she received the Rotary award for Excellence in Education.

Sue has been principal flutist in the Central Oregon Symphony since 1984. For 22 years she has had the honor of performing with the Cascade Festival of Music Orchestra. She is a member of Oregon Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, Oregon Band Directors Association, the Central Oregon Music Educators Association and New Horizon Band Association.

A graduate of California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Music Degree she completed graduate work at California State University Long Beach, California State University at Los Angeles, Lewis and Clark College and Portland State University.

Sue now enjoys a well-earned retirement from the school system … and to the great pleasure of the band continues as our Music Director. She is loved by the members of the band and her good humor and ability has brought a group of musicians with a wide range of abilities up to a concert performance level, and that will carry on.

OUR MUSICIANS

FLUTES
  • Diane Battey
  • Candy Cobb
  • Laura Goold
  • Lynn Lakin
  • Mary Ellen Marlatt
  • Carol Schunk
  • Tanmaya Stoffel
  • Patty Tresness
  • Karen Shepard
OBOES
  • Don Adams
  • Edda Shields
CLARINETS
  • Charlotte Armstrong
  • Craig Barrows
  • Carolyn Bird
  • Bonnie Fevergeon
  • Jan Hodgers
  • Dave Mollman
  • Jim Sellers
  • Jan Tuckerman
  • Mary Yocom
BASS CLARINETS
  • Bonnie Nickerson
  • Tom Sweeney
  • Linda Worral-Poole
BASSOON
  • Bob Butterfield
ALTO
SAXOPHONES

  • Pat Bergen
  • Steve Heuser
  • Bob Karl
  • Karen Pagen
  • Phil Renyer
TENOR
SAXOPHONES

  • Larry Labuda
BARITONE SAXOPHONE
  • Peter Birnbaum
TRUMPETS
  • Tom Blomstrand
  • David Brower
  • Jeanne Boswell
  • Gary Dotson
  • Helen Keefe
  • Tim Metcalf
  • Marilyn Pinkerton
  • Ed Robertson
  • Dennis Senff
  • Bruce Shaull
  • Marvin Thomas
FRENCH
HORNS

  • Bob Goold
  • Tom Worcester
  • Judith Barnett
TROMBONES
  • Herb Blank
  • Ron Black
  • David Brocker
  • Karen Larson
  • Mary Ostrander
  • Tom Pfingsten
  • Paul Shannon
BARITONES
  • Tom Barber
  • Kathy Kerins
  • Maggie McLaughlin
  • Jan Van Tassel
TUBAS
  • Barry Crenshaw
  • Morris Martin
  • Dan Miller
PERCUSSION
  • Marshall Herron
  • Shanti In
  • Bill Ortman
  • Cheri Redgrave
  • Bob Shimek
  • Donna Sweeney

PHOTOGRAPHY
  • Darrell Fevergeon
IT CONSULT
  • Thomas Schuchardt