Band

Mrs. Rachel Allen
Band Director and Music Instructor
Room #A-13 Band Room
Email: rvallen@k12.wv.us


RA Band
Jazz band

Band

 

I have been working in Jefferson County as a band director since the summer of 2005. I started as the assistant band director at Jefferson High School and then moved here to Charles Town Middle School in the summer of 2008.

I graduated Shepherd University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music Education in 2005 and Masters in Music Education in 2010. While working on my undergraduate degree I had the opportunity to participate and work with several of Shepherd's large ensembles. During my latter years at Shepherd I conducted the Wind Symphony, Prepatory Orchestra, and Chamber Ensemble. In April 2005, I performed with the Shepherd Wind Ensemble in a debute performance at Carnigie Hall. Throughout my time at Shepherd, I played the trumpet.

   

I am a member of Sigma Alpha Lota, MENC and AFT. Currently, I play trumpet and saxophone at my church, Covenant Baptist, in Shepherdstown, WV. I live in Charles Town with my husband Ryan, our son Ira and our dog Tonka.

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