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Educator Bio

Hannah Mowry is currently the Director of Bands at Roosevelt High School in Seattle, Washington. She directs three wind bands, a percussion ensemble class, and the nationally renowned Jazz Band 1.


Prior to this position, Hannah was the Co-Director of Instrumental Music at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, Washington from August 2018-July 2022.  She is a graduate of Central Washington University with a Bachelor's in Music Education. She is a graduate of the William O. Douglas Honors College and has a minor in Interdisciplinary Studies. Hannah graduated cum laude. 

Hannah is currently enrolled as a graduate student pursuing her Master's in Music Education from the American Band College of Central Washington University. Most recently in this program, Hannah's work through her Research Evaluation 2 Project was the recipient of "Model Project" status. This project centered around the rehearsal and performance process of the Omar Thomas composition for wind band, "A Mother of a Revolution!", written to commemorate Marsha P. Johnson and the Stonewall Riots. That project can be viewed here.

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Symphonic Band rehearsal, Mount Si High School, February 2020

In her four year career at Mount Si High School, Hannah taught the following courses: Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band 1 , Jazz Band 2, Jazz Band 3, World Drumming Elective, and Music Collaboration and Creativity Elective.

Prior to her career at Mount Si High School, Hannah has performed as a world-class DCI soloist with the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps in 2013. She's served as the CWU Marching Band Program Coordinator and has had experience teaching both visual technique and music at multiple high school marching band programs. Hannah has been an employee through the Richland, Mercer Island, and Yakima school districts. She has also accepted invitations to many middle and high schools throughout the Pacific Northwest to work with young musicians, giving sectionals and workshops in both the jazz and classical idioms.

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Mount Si High School All-Girls Combo, Combo Showcase, May 2022
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