Shawn A. Humphries, Director of Bands
Mr. Shawn A. Humphries is the Director of Bands at New Palestine High School in New Palestine, Indiana. With 1100 students, New Palestine High School is a nationally recognized “Blue Ribbon School” that sits about ten miles east of Indianapolis. The New Palestine Band Program offers a competitive marching band, two concert bands, two jazz ensembles, a percussion ensemble, a pep band, a dance ensemble, and three winter guards. The New Palestine Band Program consistently receives Gold Ratings at Concert Band and Jazz Band Festivals and is a 9 time – ISSMA Marching Band State Finalist, Mid-State Band Association Class AAA Champion, 18 time – IPA State Finalist, 6 time – Percussion WGI National Finalist, 13 time – IHSCGA State Finalist, 2 time – Guard WGI National Finalist, and 3 time IPA and IHSCGA State Champion.
Mr. Humphries holds a Bachelor’s degree from Ball State University where he majored in Music Education and minored in Symphonic Instruments. He was a student of Dr. George Wolfe and Adrian Re’. During his time at Ball State, Mr. Humphries was an active performer and member of numerous collegiate and professional level ensembles. His graduate work is in the Masters of Science and Music Technology program at Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis.
Andrew D. Wilson
Mr. Drew Wilson is the Director of Bands at New Palestine Junior High and also works with the NPHS Marching Dragons. Mr. Wilson has taught at Pike Central HS, Southport HS and 6th Grade Academy as well as Perry Meridian MS and 6th Grade Academy. He has also taught marching bands throughout the state of Indiana for the last twenty years including the last 11 at New Palestine HS. The 2018-2019 school year will be Mr. Wilson’s fifteenth year in the classroom and second year at New Palestine Junior High. NPJH offers students the opportunity to develop musical skills in 7th Grade Beginning Band and two 8th Grade Bands, along with extra-curricular Jazz Ensemble and Pep Band. The bands at NPJH are consistently awarded Gold ratings at ISSMA Organizational Contests.
Mr. Wilson is a graduate of Indiana State University where he was active in the trumpet studio under Dr. Dalvin Boone. He also played in various ensembles under the batons of Dr. John Boyd, Mr. Doug Keiser, and Dr. Eugene Bechen.
Tiffany Agee has been educating in the band, color guard and dance world for the past 11 years. As the Color Guard Director at New Palestine High School, Tiffany trains students in the area of equipment, movement and overall performance quality. With a focus on technical jazz and movement expression, she has trained in the area of dance since 2000. As Color Guard Director, Tiffany works hard to grow color guard membership, lead performers to many competitive successes and establish a high quality program that teaches life skills beyond our activity.
Rejeana M. Overmyer
Ms. Rejeana M. Overmyer is a Band Director at Southport Middle School and Southport 6th Grade Academy located on the south side of Indianapolis. She assists at New Palestine High School throughout the year in a variety of ways. She assists with Marching Band, Concert Band, and Pep Band.
Rejeana M. Overmyer holds a Bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University where she majored in Music Education. During her time at Indiana State, she performed in various ensembles, was a 3-year drum major for the Marching Sycamore’s, a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, NAfME, and several other collegiate music education organizations. During her time at ISU she was also an instructor for the Sycamore Drum Major Clinic and worked in the ISU Band Office. She resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.