The Music Department at Pleasant Valley High School offers many exciting musical and performance opportunities for students of any ability. We perform for many school and community events and often travel out of the area for performances. Here you will find calendars, booster information, media, and other important information.
Classes we offer are: Concert Band Marching Band Jazz Band Jazz Combos Dixieland Jazz Combo Vocal Jazz Combo Vocal Ensembles Music Theory AP Music Theory Piano Guitar
If you have questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact us!
Mr. Ryan Heimlich Director of Instrumental Music firstname.lastname@example.org
About Mr. Heimlich Ryan Heimlich holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from The University of California, Berkeley and a Master's Degree in Music from California State University, Chico, studying clarinet with Dr. Robert Calonico at UC Berkeley and Dr. Russell Burnham at CSU, Chico. Furthermore, Ryan has served as Assistant Conductor of the North State Symphony and Graduate Assistant to the CSU, Chico Bands, studying conducting with Dr. Kyle Wiley Pickett and Dr. Royce Tevis at CSU, Chico. Ryan currently teaches band, jazz band, choir, and music theory at Pleasant Valley High School and clarinet at CSU, Chico. Ryan has performed with The Temptations, Amy Grant, the North State Symphony, North Valley Chamber Singers, Napa Valley Choral Society, Paradise Symphony, CSU, Chico Chamber Music Series, CSU, Chico Choral and Wind Ensembles, the Shasta Symphony, and many other music and theater productions. Furthermore, Ryan has conducted Spamalot, The Will Rogers Follies, and The Addams Family for Chico State, as well as Les Miserables for California Regional Theater, and has appeared as a soloist with the Chico State Wind Ensemble and North State Symphony. Ryan is also adjunct faculty at Chico State, where he teaches clarinet and Instrumental Music Education courses, and is a member of National Association for Music Education, California Band Director's Association, and Northern California Band Director's Association, where he currently serves as President.
Mr. Ethan Wolfe Director of Choral Ensembles email@example.com
About Mr. Wolfe
Ethan Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in classical trumpet from Temple University, as well as a minor in geology. During his career at Temple, Ethan primarily studied trumpet with Robert Earley of the Philadelphia Orchestra. In college, Ethan played in the Temple Wind Symphony for Dr. Emily Threinen, the Symphonic Band and Diamond Marching Band for Dr. Matthew Brunner, and in a brass quintet coached by Jared Antonacci. While his primary instrument is trumpet, he has also spent many years training as a vocalist. His barbershop quartet “Prime Time” recently competed in Salt Lake City in the Barbershop Harmony Society’s international quartet contest, and still performs periodically on shows around the East Coast. He has also sung in the Temple University Concert Choir for Dr. Paul Rardin, was a founding member of the Philadelphia men’s chorus “Rittenhouse Sound”, and worked for many years as a staff singer at Arch Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, PA. One of Ethan's favorite activities is composing/arranging vocal music for quartets and choruses, usually in the barbershop style. He teaches general music and after-school band at Emma Wilson, Marigold, and Little Chico Creek Elementary, as well as choir at PVHS.