2017 – 2018 Student Leadership
Tristen Trias, TVHS Senior, Class of 2018
Katelyn Ruiz, TVHS Sophomore, Class of 2020
Woodwind: Spencer Faith
Brass: Spencer Reale
Drum Line: Brooke Kale
Color Guard Captain: Ashley Holland Co-Captain: Ashley Ippolito
Flutes: Kaili Huang
Clarinets: Kristianne Guymon
Alto Sax: Emily Garcia
Trumpet: Chris Requejo
Mellophones: Tia Richards
Low Brass: Nicole Dimmick
Front Ensemble: Marie Hargis
Visual Caption Head: James Gow
Front Ensemble: Thomas Kurator
Drum Line/Battery Coach: Nicole Casino
Color Guard: Bobbi Cadena
Color Guard Tech: Makenzy Haisel
Director of Instrumental Music, TVHS
Originally from Reno, NV, Mr. Cowee has earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from Summit Bible College and a Music Education degree at California Baptist University. He will be starting in the fall as the new director of music at Temecula Valley HS in Temecula, CA.
A specialist in the marching arts, Mr. Cowee competed for 6 years in Drum Corps International, marching with the Sacramento Freelancers and 17-time World Champion Concord Blue Devils playing mellophone and trumpet. He has also played in the University of Nevada marching bands, California Baptist University bands in their concert band, jazz band, Choral Union and Reno community bands. Since 1997, Mr. Cowee also has given his talents back by playing trumpet and drums on worship teams, as well as singing and leading church choirs. He served for 16 years as an assistant band director, drill writer, and staff coordinator to many high schools in the Reno area and, most recently, at Orange Lutheran and Chaparral HS in Temecula; his groups have achieved multiple Nevada State Championships, high visual and GE awards in circuits such as Bands of America, WBA, MBOS, SCSBOA and US Bands. Mr. Cowee has also been a visual caption head and drill writer for drum corps.
Mr. Cowee’s interests include playing in music ensembles, golfing, boating, and watching or playing sports of many kinds. He has been married for 17 years to his wife Jessica and has a 14-year-old daughter, Abigail, who will be attending and performing with TVHS starting this fall. Passionate to bring enjoyment to artistic young people, he continues to mentor and help many performers achieve their goals towards excellence in music and the marching visual arts.