Niwot High School Bands

Meet the Director: Mr. R. Wade Hendricks


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As the proud director of bands at Niwot High School, Mr. Hendricks is an energizing and encouraging influence in the classroom. When he is not on the podium, Mr. Hendricks enjoys spending time with his family - Audrey, (partner), Walter (son), and Vivian (daughter). He also enjoys cooking and the privileges of living in Colorado – hiking, camping, skiing, and cycling. In the summer of 2019 he plans to finish his four-year trans-America cycling adventure.


About the Program:
The NHS band program is an inclusive, comprehensive, and rigorous program aimed at providing a well-rounded instrumental music education to all of its students. We offer leveled performance ensembles in the concert and jazz idioms as well as a Marching Band program with Color Guard.
The Niwot Bands have consistently earned Excellent and Superior rankings at concert and jazz festivals and have recently performed in New York, New Orleans, and Disneyland. Year after year we have students placing at the top of their sections in District and Combined League Honor Bands as well as being well-represented in the CSU, CU, and All-State Honor Bands and Orchestras.