Bill Humbert received his Bachelor and Master of Music in Education degrees from Arizona State University, and is currently in his 14th year as the Director of Bands at Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona. His duties at the college include serving as the director of the concert band program, coordinating and teaching the instrumental music education program, as well as, teaching courses in conducting and music theory. Under his direction, the band program at GCC has tripled in size, and the GCC Community Band performed at the 2010 Arizona Music Educator’s Association State Conference. Prior to his appointment at the college, Mr. Humbert was the Director of Bands at Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona, where his bands consistently received top musical honors throughout Arizona and the United States.
In addition to his duties at Glendale Community College, Mr. Humbert is active throughout the country as a clinician and adjudicator in the areas of concert band, orchestra, jazz band and marching band. He is the Director of the Arizona Leadership Conference, a summer leadership program for high school students, coordinates student leadership workshops and Drum Major training at the Metropolitan Leadership Academy, The Capital Leadership Academy, is a member of the teaching staff of The California Leadership Academy, and is the director of Pinnacle Leadership, which provides student leadership and motivational workshops throughout the country for collegiate, high school, and junior high school students.
Mr. Humbert was honored as the recipient of the 2013 Arizona Music Educator of the Year from the Arizona Music Educator’s Association. He has also been awarded the American School Band Director’s Association Distinguished Band Director’s Award, as well as, the recipient of the George C. Wilson Leadership Service Award from AMEA. He has served in many leadership positions throughout Arizona for ABODA, and currently serves on the State Festival Adjudication Committee.
The Pinnacle Leadership staff has over 40 years of combined experience in student leadership instruction. Their fresh, enthusiastic and entertaining approach to education will provide a positive experience for students that will help motivate them to assist in their band program. The staff has worked together over many years to mold the conference into an amazing opportunity for student leaders. The Pinnacle Leadership staff prides itself on its integrity, quality instruction, and caring attitude towards students.