February 14, 2021

Ann Lewis

Ann Lewis is a 2009 graduate of William Jewell College with degrees in both piano performance and church music. She started piano lessons with Kitty Nelson at the age of 7, and studied under Dr. Calvin Permenter while at William Jewell.

She has taught vocal music at Kearney Middle School for the last four years, and was previously the choral director at Marshall High School from 2012-2016. She also directs the Marshall Community Chorus.

October 31, 2021

The Summers

Sara Summers is the director of bands for Marshall Public Schools. A Marshall native, Sara studied trumpet under Keith House and Dr. John Perkins, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 2008 from Central Methodist University. At CMU, she played principal trumpet and performed as soloist with the highly acclaimed Concert, Marching and Jazz bands, and was a member of the CMU Brass Quintet at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in 2006. In 2018, Sara had the honor of being recognized as Educator of the Year by the Marshall Optimist Club. She currently serves as President of the Northwest Missouri Bandmasters Association, President-Elect of the West-Central Missouri Music Educators Association and the Vice-President of the Marshall Soccer League. Jordan Summers is the director of orchestras and assistant band director for Marshall Public Schools. Originally from Columbia, Jordan is an accomplished euphonium performer holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Master’s Degree in Euphonium Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. His accolades include being a three-year member of the Missouri High School All State Band, serving as principal euphonium in the John Philip Sousa National Honor Band (1997) and a member of the Missouri All-Collegiate Band (2000). He has performed extensively in Missouri and Texas and also at the Eastern Trombone Workshop in Washington, D.C. as well as at the International Trombone Festival in Boulder, CO.