Welcome to Mr. Herb's Page
Phone: 208-578-5020 Ext. 2201
Degrees and Certifications:
BM Music Education Boise State University MM Orchestral Performance Manhattan School of Music PS Orchestral Performance Manhattan School of Music
This is my first year as band director at Wood River Middle and High School. I graduated from Pearl City High School in Hawaii where there was a rich tradition of bands in the schools. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Boise State where I made many friends and met my wife Tiffany. I continued my education at Manhattan School of Music in New York City and graduated with a Master in Music in orchestral performance. While studying at Manhattan, I began my career as a professional musician regularly performing with groups such as the New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Metropolitan Opera and various Broadway shows. I recorded soundtracks for major theatrical productions, video games, and Grammy Award winning performances with the Metropolitan Opera. I also recorded albums with Yo-Yo Ma, The Knights, Albany Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera and New York Philharmonic. I was the bass trombonist for the Hartford Symphony and Albany Symphony for ten years.
In between the work schedule my wife and I would come out to Idaho every summer to visit family and friends. After our daughter Elisabeth was born we decided to move back to share our love of music with our community.