Aviator Band Staff

Shaun Fontaine, Director
Mr. Fontaine is in his 16th year with the AHS Band and his 14th as the High School Director. Mr. Fontaine also taught for 2 years in the Coventry Local School District. He is a 1997 graduate of Alliance High School and a 2001 graduate of the College of Wooster with coursework for a Masters in Music Education at the University of Akron. As a member of the Ohio Music Education Association he has served as both a clinician and co-chair of the technology and properties portion of the state conference. He also works at the Wooster Music Camp for the past 12 years. Mr. Fontaine resides in Alliance with his wife, Amy and their twin sons Gavin & Cooper (9) and their daughter, Ella (4).

William Sheak, Director
Mr. Sheak is starting his first year with the AHS Band. He graduated from Lake High School in Uniontown, OH in 2011. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from Bowling Green State University in 2016. He earned a Master’s Degree in Jazz Studies from the State University of New York at Purchase College in 2018. During his time at BGSU, he was the drummer for the JECO Intercollegiate-Jazz Ensemble and a founding member of the Tiffin, OH-based Axis Indoor Percussion Ensemble. Mr. Sheak is a former student of jazz drumming legend, John Riley. During his time in New York City, he played with numerous legends of Jazz and was also the sub-drummer for the Birdland Big Band at the world-famous Birdland Jazz Club in NYC. Mr. Sheak spent 6 summers performing as a drummer at Cedar Point Amusement Park. He brings many years of performance experience and a love of Jazz music with him and hopes to inspire, encourage and create a musical learning. 

Heather Shive, Director
Mrs. Shive is in her 6th year with the AHS Band.  She also taught in the Carrollton Exempted School District for 6 years and in the Sandusky Central Catholic School District for 2 years.  She graduated from Vermilion High School in 2001, earned her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in 2005 from The University of Mount Union, and earned her Master's Degree in Music in 2012 from The University of Akron.  She is a member of The Ohio Music Educator's Association and is the Principal Clarinetist for the Alliance Symphony Orchestra.

Stacey Breedon, Majorette Advisor

Kelley Wehner, Flag Advisor