Faculty

Kyle Smith, Band Director, Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band smithk@westbrookschools.org

A graduate of South Portland High School, Kyle has been the Band Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Maine since 2006. Prior to is appointment at Westbrook High School he was the Band Director at Biddeford High School. Mr. Smith received his Bachelors of Music in Music Education degree, by scholarship for musical excellence, from the University of New Hampshire. He earned a graduate degree scholarship and teaching assistantship for his masters degree in Music Education with a concentration in conducting from the university, studying under Dr. Andrew Boysen Jr. , Dr. William Kempster, and Dr. Thomas Keck. Mr. Smith is the past Vice President of the Maine Band Directors Association, as well as the Instrumental Jazz Chair for the Maine Music Educators Association. He serves as a manager for jazz bands and concert bands for MMEA at the district and state levels.While at the University of New Hampshire, Mr. Smith was a member of the Wind Symphony, performing under composer Dr. Andrew Boysen Jr., as well as composer and guest conductor Timothy Mahr. He was also a member of the Jazz Ensemble, and had the opportunity to perform with Clark Terry, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, and Benny Green in addition to many other professional jazz musicians. Mr. Smith was also an active staff member of the Summer Youth Music School (SYMS), conducting high school concert and jazz bands.

The Westbrook Music Department has received numerous awards and acknowledgments for the outstanding musicianship that the musicians show. Recent honors include performances by the Wind Ensemble at Merrill Auditorium with the University of Maine Symphonic Band, and at the MMEA All State Conference (2009, 2011 with Mr. Samuel R. Hazo, and 2013 with Dr. Andrew Boysen.) In 2013 the Westbrook High School Wind Ensemble was selected as one of two performing ensembles to perform at the National Association for Music Education's (NAFME) All Eastern Conference.

Recently, Mr. Smith has been chosen as a guest conductor at the Maine District Six and District Three Honor Bands and was awarded as the representative from the state of Maine in School Band and Orchestra's magazine article “50 Directors Who Make a Difference.” He lives in Westbrook with his wife Krystle, his daughter Addison and son Jack.

Suzanne Proulx, Director of Music K-12, High School Choir Director proulxs@westbrookschools.org

Phil Rich, Piano Lab, Guitar Lab richp@westbrookschools.org

Nina Anderson, Clarinet Nina.Anderson.458@gmail.com

Alan King, Brass Trptking@gmail.com

Alan King Sr is a graduate of Westbrook High School. He then studied Business and Music Education at the University of Southern Maine. Alan has performed with such names as the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, Gene Krupa Tribute Band, Luther “guitar” Johnson, Denis Diblasio, The Temptations, and The Don Rickles Show. Alan also managed the Tony Boffa Music Agency. He taught in the Pownal, Gray/New Gloucester,Westbrook Sanford,Marshwood and South Portland music departments. Not only has Alan been an instructor throughout So. Maine, but also in Port Charlotte, Florida, The University School For The Gifted and Talented, and The University Of Southern Maine. He has been an Adjudicator for So. Maine Music Festival, Maine State Jazz Competition, So. Maine Solo Ensemble Festival, So. Maine Honors Band Festivals, So. Maine Middle School Honors Festival and Maine All State Music Festival. He has performed with Bands, Orchestras, Quintets, shows and Big Bands too numerous to mention. He currently performs with the Tony Boffa Band and HarborView Brass Quintet. Alan has also been a Brass Clinician throughout New England.

Tom LaPointe, Percussion Knox_2001@yahoo.com

Maddy Drew, Color Guard maddyd754@gmail.com