Mr. Rogers has been the Director of Bands at Providence Catholic High School from 2015 to the present. Mr. Rogers attended Illinois State University for his Bachelors of Music Education and Music Performance, specializing in the area of Percussion. During his undergraduate coursework he was awarded with the Mary Jo Brown School of Music Scholarship twice. Mr. Rogers performed with many ensembles while at Illinois State, most notably the ISU Wind Symphony, and ISU Symphony Orchestra, while also studying conducting with Dr. Stephen Steele. He also was a section leader for the ISU Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, and Big Red Marching Machine.
Mr. Rogers is currently finishing up his Masters of Music Education at Illinois State University and will graduate in December of 2020.
The PCHS Band program is a widely recognized program throughout the State of Illinois. 2019 was a record breaking year for the program with 5 regional Class 1A Championships and 2nd place at the State Marching Championships. The PCHS Concert Band program has been awarded many accolades over the past five years as well including the Leo Henning Most Improved Program Award at the State of the Art Catholic Band Competition in 2020.
Prior to coming to Providence Catholic, Mr. Rogers was also the band director at Edwardsville High School in Illinois from 2009-2015. Mr. Rogers’ bands at EHS also experienced tremendous success during his time there. The Marching Tigers won numerous class and Grand Champion awards and made Finals at the State Marching Band Championships for the first time in the schools history in 2014. The EHS Indoor Percussion program also made Winter Guard International World Championships finals on 2014 and 2015, with a bronze medal placement in 2014 for their show titled, “The Classics”.
Mr. Rogers lives in Lockport, IL with his wife, daughter, and cat named "Maestro".
Coach Lawrence Ball is the guard director at Providence Catholic High School. He was involved with his original marching band and concert band as a trombonist and as a guard member for his winter guard team in high school from 1998-2001. After graduating, he participated in Winter Guard International (WGI) with Alliance of Miami based in Miami, Florida from 2002-2003, placing in finals each year at world championships. He also was involved with Tampa Bay Thunder Drum Corp through Drum Corps Associates (DCA) in 2011 when they placed in finals in that year, and the Racine Kilties Drum Corp from 2017 during their exhibition season. When not involved with the guard program, he also assists with the marching band as their General Effect (GE) coach for his experience as a musician also helps with the band. In addition to his high school credentials, he also participated with the Broward Symphonic Orchestra in 2002, based in Fort Lauderdale, FL as 3rd chair trombonist.
Coach Ball has 16+ years of coaching experience, by creating new units for competing schools, or bringing existing units to compete at higher levels. Under his guidance, he helped the guard program grow in numbers for their member roster and attain several placement awards at several different marching band and winter guard shows. During the fall season of 2019, 3 first place Auxiliary awards, 5 first place Visual GE awards, and 2nd place overall in States during the 2019 marching season. During the winter 2020 season, got a 3rd place medal, and accomplished being seeded 3rd place (8th overall) in the Lindstrom SRA division in winter guard through the Mid-West Color Guard Circuit prior to the season being canceled in March 15.
If interested in participating with the guard program at Providence, he can be reached at email@example.com for more information.
Katherine Pavlak has been involved in various marching band and winter guard performance ensembles for over 6 years. During her high school years with the Lincoln-Way Marching Bands, Katherine was a member of the Bands of America Honor Band in the 2017 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, and she was a 3-year member of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Since, Katherine has gone on to march with the Illinois State University Big Red Marching Machine and, most recently, the All-American Halftime Show cast in the 2020 Vrbo Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Katherine has previously worked as a Spintern for the Spintronix Color Guard Summer Camp. Katherine enjoys working with the Providence Catholic marching band, color guard, and winter guard students, and she looks forward to sharing her passion of color guard with many more.
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Miss. Sinclair Roechner is currently a Sophomore at Illinois State University. She is pursuing an undergraduate degree in Music Education (Instrumental) with a primary focus on flute. She is studying flute under the instruction of Dr. Kimberly Risinger. Her accomplishments and involvement at Illinois State University include placement in the Symphonic Band Ensemble, placement in the Symphonic Band Flute Choir on Alto Flute, and selection for the Dean's List of Spring 2020. Miss. Roechner is as well a part off the Honors College at Illinois State and is on scholarship for Academic and Honors Program Involvement. She is as well planning to add a Psychology Minor to be on track to pursue a Master's in Music Therapy.
Miss. Roechner is also a recent graduate of Providence Catholic High School's Class of 2019. In her time at Providence she was a Woodwind Captain and a flute soloist. This is her first year post-graduation working with the band again, and is the Co-Woodwind Instructor with Miss. Emily Bebar.
Miss. Emily Bebar is a Senior at Illinois State University. She is studying Middle Level Education with endorsements in English and Social Sciences as well as a minor in children’s studies. She is an alumni of the class of 2017. She participated in the Marching Celtics, concert band, and winter guard during her time at Providence. This is her second year instructing the woodwind section. She looks forward to watching the marching band grow as individuals and as a group this season.
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