DCHS Band Directors
Jason Richins is in his 9th year teaching band. He is currently the Director of Bands at Dodge City High School and oversees the band program for USD443. Additionally, Mr. Richins is composer and director for the DCHS Drum Line and coordinates all percussion activities for the Dodge City Public School system. After graduating from Kansas State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education in 2002, Mr. Richins completed a Master’s degree in Music Performance with an emphasis in percussion from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004. In 2009, he was awarded the SWKMEA Outstanding Middle School Music Teacher of the Year. Outside of the school day, Mr. Richins loves spending time with his wife, daughter and son, which usually consists of playing with Barbie Dolls or building Legos.
Hollyann Sewell is thrilled to be in her first year teaching band at Dodge City Middle School. In addition to teaching at DCMS she is an assistant with “The Pride of Southwest Kansas.” A native of Kansas, she received her Bachelor of Music Education degree with a Leadership Studies Minor from Kansas State University. While at K-State she was actively involved in the Kansas State University Marching Band, Concert Band, the piano studio, NAfME-Collegiate, and Tau Beta Sigma. She held various leadership positions in the music department and was awarded The Baton award from Tau Beta Sigma for outstanding service to the sorority. When not at school she loves to read novels and spend time with her two cats, Gus and Percy.
My name is Erik Stone and I am from Kansas City. After graduating form high school I left for college in pursuit of a degree to teach my favorite subject, music. I graduated with a degree in Instrumental–Special Music Education from Wichita State University. Over the years I have been fortunate enough to perform across the world. I have marched all over the nation. I even ventured and studied while performing in Canada for a period of time in high school. I am a clarinet and saxophone player and have been teaching privately since 2005 as lessons instructor for many programs found in the Wichita and Kansas City areas. In addition to marching I have performed at many different venues. I have performed as a vocalist and as a clarinetist in New York City at Carnegie Hall. In July of 2013 I was to tour abroad in Italy performing chamber and orchestral music with musicians from all over the world. I am excited about the upcoming year and the nuances of Dodge City. I am elated to begin my next step as an educator in music with Dodge City Public Schools. I am looking forward to starting my new journey with future students, colleagues, administration, and community members.
Haley Conway is excited to be teaching in her first year at Soule Elementary and to be an assistant at Dodge City High School. Haley received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Kansas State University. While at Kansas State, she was actively involved in the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, University Band, Clarinet Choir, Tau Beta Sigma, and NAfME-Collegiate. Outside of work, Haley enjoys spending time watching movies, catching up on her reading and finding time to be with family and friends.