Staff/Private Lessons

The staff listed below assist in the instruction of Mt. Vernon's band-sponsored activities throughout the year.* Without their dedication to the arts and willingness to help lead our students toward excellence, we would not be able to achieve in any curricular or extracurricular activity. Many staff members are music professionals or college students seeking careers in music. Others have careers outside of music and are committed to the continuation of music education. They take time out of their lives to teach the arts at Mt. Vernon High School.

Director of Bands
Jaclyn Nason
Michael Ahearn

Brass/Woodwind Private Lessons
Sam (Flute)
Greg (Woodwinds)
Cherie (Clarinets)
Ashley Sims - (Clarinet/Saxophone)
Lauren (French Horn)
Andrew (Trombone)

*If interested in private lessons, please reach out to Ms. Nason first. She will get you in contact with the teacher of interest.

Marissa Turney-Director
Kyle Aronson- Battery Tech
Justin Heasley-Battery Tech

Andre Williams - Director
Kayla Fisher- Staff
Taylor Kellam-Staff
Chris Alvarez-Staff

Craig Fitzpatrick - Marching Band Winds/Front Ensemble Music
Bret Kuhn - Percussion Music
Andre Williams- Visual Coordinator
Randy Nelson-Drill Design

*Background Check Certified

All staff members listed on this page undergo a nation-wide, Expanded Criminal History Background Check before working with our students.

Fortville Music Garage
Krista & Zack
(317) 361-5625

History of Band Directors at Mt. Vernon High School

1963 - 1968: Stan Ricks (Mt. Vernon High School Established in 1963)
1968 - 1969: Glen Miller
1969 - 1971: Jerry Weakly
1971 - 1975: Charlie Haskett
1975 - 2004: Tom Stadler
2004 - 2006: Christopher Blue
2006 - 2014: Jason Gardener
2014 - 2018: Derek Ellinger
2018 - Present: Jaclyn Nason
2022 - addition of Michael Ahearn