Director of Bands
Raymond Hernandez is the Director of Bands at Herriman High School, where he directs the Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band I (Herriman Big Band), Jazz Band II (Herriman Little Band), Marching Band and pep ensembles.
Before joining Herriman High School, Mr. Hernandez was the Director of Bands for Providence Hall Charter Schools where the program doubled in size within his first year. Mr. Hernandez also served as the Woodwind Caption Head for the Herriman High School Marching Mustangs in their 2021-2022 season. Mr. Hernandez also did his student teaching at Herriman High School and he taught at Tooele High School for 3 years on their marching band staff.
Mr. Hernandez graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Music Education from The University of Utah. During his time at the University of Utah Mr. Hernandez has been invited to teach at the Summer Music Festival held by South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, Massachusetts in past summer months where he rehearsed chamber groups, large ensembles, jazz bands and attended music educator master classes. He has also attended the Utah Music Educators Association Conference held in St. George, Utah every year during his career.
Mr. Hernandez is also an active performer in the state of Utah. During his studies at The University of Utah, he performed with both the Wind Ensemble, where he was involved in the world premiere of David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 10, and he also played with the Philharmonia Orchestra. He participated in a semi-professional clarinet quartet called the Reedbox Clarinet Quartet which performed in the Utah Clarinet Festival and specialized in Latin American music. Mr. Hernandez has also been a part of recording sessions for marching band music. He has also played with other groups such as the Draper Philharmonic and choral society, Murray Symphony, and Salt Lake Symphony
Director of Percussion
Adrian J. Rosales Is the new Director of Percussion at Herriman High School. Before joining Herriman High School, Adrian was the band director at Shelley High School in Shelley, Idaho. During his time there, he led the Shelley High School Marching Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, and Percussion Ensemble. Adrian earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Brigham Young University-Idaho. During his time at BYU-I, he performed in many ensembles, most notable being The Symphonic Orchestra, Symphony Band, and RixStix Percussion Ensemble. Adrian has also performed with the Rexburg Tabernacle Orchestra, Idaho Falls Symphony, and was a founding member of The Battalion Drum & Bugle Corps and North Star Independent. During his percussion career, Adrian taught at several South East Idaho Area schools, The Battalion Drum & Bugle Corps, and is the Front Ensemble Caption head at North Star Independent.
Program Coordinator / Director of Color Guard
Brian Penny is a native of the Kansas City area with teaching experiences from across the country. Mr. Penny attended Missouri State University in Springfield, MO and was member and captain of the Pride Marching Band Color Guard, National Avenue Winter and Pride of Missouri State. Being a member of the band and guard organization allowed him to march in the Rose Bowl Parade, London New Years Day parade, WGI World Championship Finals, and other performances throughout the country. Mr. Penny was also a finalist with the Spirit Drum & Bugle Corps in 2003.
Mr. Penny has a vast teaching background with many successes both indoor and outdoor including multiple WGI World Championship finalists, BOA Super Regional Finalists and numerous other band competition champions. Mr. Penny was at Liberty High School for the past 4 years where the color guard program was a Scholastic A World Championship Finalist, WGI Regional Champion and MCCGA State Champion. Mr. Penny also helped develop & run the middle school winter guard which won a medal two out of the three years in existence. Mr. Penny also consults and designs with numerous programs throughout the country providing design and choreography for groups of all skill levels.
Copper Mountain Director of Bands / Brass Caption Head
Keith Davis is the Director of Bands at Copper Mountain Middle School and the Brass Caption Head of the Herriman High Marching Mustangs. He is in his 28th year of teaching Band and Orchestra in both Jordan and Canyons School Districts at three different schools; Butler Middle School (twice), Elk Ridge Middle School and now currently atCopper Mountain Middle School. He is a graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in Music Education. He has been nominated as a finalist for Teacher Of The Year in Jordan as well as Canyons School Districts with just recently this year being named Teacher of The Year at Copper Mountain by the South Valley Board of Regents. Also, during his tenure at all three above mentioned schools, he has been successful at taking multiple bands from each school to the UMEA State Jr. High Festival.
Mr. Davis has been involved with Marching Band for many years. Back in the day he marched for both Bingham and West Jordan High Schools. He continued to march during his time at the University of Utah where he was awarded the first ever Sally Burbidge Marching Band Scholarship. After graduation and years of teaching at a “non-MB school’” he was given an opportunity to join the staff at Bingham High School where he was Assistant Director over the High Brass. Then the opportunity came to join the Herriman Marching Band and for the last 3 years he could not be more happy to be involved with such a wonderful organization! It is hard for him to believe but he has over 23 years of marching experience!
His main instrument is the trumpet and during his teaching career he has also been
blessed with many opportunities to pursue a professional playing career as well. Some of the more notable opportunities have been with the Utah Symphony, Grand Teton Music Festival, Salt Lake City Jazz Festival, Manhattan Transfer, the Temptations and The Four Tops among many others. He currently plays lead trumpet in 3 different Jazz Bands in the Salt Lake area, plays in the trumpet section with Orchestra at Temple Square, and also plays in the trumpet ensemble Gabriel, who performed with the Tabernacle Choir on their Christmas Concert the past 2 years.
Mountain Creek Middle School Director of Bands / Herriman High Asst. Brass Head
Bethany Maxfield is the Director of Bands at Mountain Creek Middle School. This is Ms. Maxfield’s eleventh year teaching, and first year at MCMS. Ms. Maxfield began working with WJHS Marching Band in 2019 and fell in love with the art/sport of Marching Band. She is excited to be working with the amazing students of Herriman High.
Ms. Maxfield is an active advocate for Public Music Education and the non-tangible skills that music teaches our students. Her core belief is excellence is what happens when we stop making excuses and start making it work.
Ms. Maxfield is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Education at Southern Utah University
Kierra graduated from Herriman High School in 2019 and is now attending Snow College as a full time music education student, as well as currently serving as the Vice President over the college's chapter of the National Association for Music Education. She marched with the Herriman band in 2016 where they took state. Since then she has played with the Snow College parade and pep band as well as countless other ensembles and solo performances. Her marching band years have always stayed with her as well as the friends and experiences she had. She is excited to get the chance to pass those experiences and joys down to the kids throughout each marching band season.
Color Guard Assistant
Stephanie has been involved in the Colorguard activity since 2010 where she attended Copper Hills HS, graduating in 2014. She moved on to participate in multiple independent groups around the state of Utah and began teaching in 2015. She taught Provo Jr and Copper Hills HS before coming to Herriman HS in 2017 where she has been since and looks forward to many more with this amazing program. There’s no place like Herriman!
Color Guard Assistant
Emily did Colorguard with Herriman High School for 5 years. and was Captain of the Herriman Colorguard team in 2017 through 2019. After she graduated she marched DCI with The Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer of 2019 and did a WGI season with Wasatch Independent that winter. During that time she co-taught Colorguard at Westlake High School. She took a break from Colorguard and served a full time mission in Bakersfield California. After returning she did another season with The Battalion Drum and Bugle Corps in 2022 and is now marching her ageout in 2023. She is currently the Head Captain for the summer 2023 season. She spun with The United from UVU this past winter season and also has had the opportunity to tech for Herriman's Winter Guard programs. She is going to SLCC and is going into Early Childhood Education. Emily worked in the Childcare at Mountain Ridge High School before her mission and is currently working in the Childcare at Herriman High School. She loves helping people find joy in life and is excited to help all her students this season!
Tim Fannin began his marching career in 2013 with the American Fork high school marching band. During his time there Fannin has served as band Librarian, Vice President, and Brass Captain before graduating in 2016. After graduating Fannin would be a founding member with The Battalion drum and bugle corps where he would play Lead Baritone for the 2016-2019 seasons, for the 2018 and 2019 seasons he would serve the Corps as the Baritone and Euphonium section leader. In 2017 Fannin would go ahead and perform with the Blue Knights international corps where he would represent the United States of America as a member of the first Drum Corps to perform in the Middle East at the Formula 100 Grand Prix in Bahrain.
In 2020 and 2021 Fannin would perform with Gold Spike percussion as a member of the cymbal section and would be a visual soloist both years and serving as the cymbal section leader for the 2021 season.
Fannin has taught with with the Lehi high school marching band as a low brass and visual tech for the 2017-2019 seasons, during which they would receive multiple awards in competition. Afterwards, he would teach with the Davis High school marching band for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Fannin has taught private lessons for years for all instruments in the Brass family.