Etiwanda High School Music Program
The Etiwanda High School (founded in 1983) Instrumental Music Department has a long history of success. The Department includes two full time instrumental music teachers, and features a music curriculum which includes an 180 piece Marching Band, three Jazz Ensembles, two Jazz Combos, several Chamber Groups, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Winter Drumline, Piano Lab and a Winter Guard program.
The Etiwanda High School Marching Eagle Regiment, a member of the Western Band Association, has been a finalist and semi-finalist at Bands of America National Marching Band Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana. In addition to being distinguished as the "Bands of America Western Regional Champion," the regiment has also performed at the Phoenix, Arizona Fiesta Bowl Parade and National Band Championship, as well as at the 107th Annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade.
The Wind Ensemble has entertained President Reagan and President Clinton and has participated in the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival in Chicago, Illinois. All of the concert groups consistently receive Superior ratings at Southern California School Band and Orchestra Association festivals.
The Jazz Ensembles have been featured at numerous events including the Reno International Jazz Festival (Reno, NV), the Valencia Jazz Festival (Valencia, CA Spring 2002), and the Montreaux Jazz Festival (Montreaux, Switzerland 2004 & 2007). With their unique style and diverse repertoire, the Jazz Ensembles have delighted audiences throughout southern California and across Europe.
The Winter Guard, a member of Winter Guard International, has performed at the World Championship Tall Flag Competition in Tokyo, Japan.
Jeremy Hackworth comes to Etiwanda High School from Indio, California where he served as Director of Bands at Indio High School. There he conducted the Pride of the Desert Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Winter Drumline and taught courses in Piano and Music History & Theory. Under Mr. Hackworth's direction, the Wind Ensemble has become well-respected throughout Southern California, competing annually at state regionals, and receiving Superior and Unanimous Superior ratings. The Wind Ensemble has also performed in venues across the United States including Washington D.C., Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Francisco.
Prior to teaching at Indio High School, Mr. Hackworth received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University. He studied conducting with Dr. Bruce Moss and Dr. Emily Freeman Brown. Further, he studied trombone with Dr. Paul Hunt and Dr. William Mathis. He was also a member of the BGSU Philharmonic, Wind Ensemble, Trombone Choir, and the Falcon Marching Band.
Mr. Hackworth has been involved in drum corps activities since 1994. He is a former member of the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps (94-97) and the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps (98-99), marching baritone all 6 years. He served on the visual and brass staff with the Pioneer Drum & Bugle Corps (00-01) and volunteered with Impulse in 2002. He currently serves as a member of the brass staff with the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps from Toledo, Ohio.