Mr. William Phalen
Director of Instrumental Music and Performing Arts Department Chair

Mr. Phalen began his musical career in Maryland, working as a high school percussion instructor while a student at the University of Maryland.  He holds degrees in Music Education from Maryland and the University of Kansas, where he was a teaching assistant with the band and orchestra program.  In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Phalen has been an adjudicator for the Rocky Mountain Percussion Association in Colorado, and for US Bands at marching contests in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Idaho, and Nevada.  He previously taught in Montgomery County, MD; McAllen, TX; and in Canon City, CO.

Mrs. Sheresa Wilbanks
Director of Vocal Music

Mrs. Wilbanks comes to us after teaching for several years at Battle Mountain HS, Heritage HS, and Green Mountain HS.  Her choirs have performed at the annual CMEA Conference in Colorado Springs on multiple occasions, and her groups have earned high ratings and acclaim at festivals in Colorado and around the country.  We are thrilled to welcome her here to the Ponderosa Performing Arts family!