The Inderkum High School Tiger Marching Band currently has 148 members, a fully comprehensive music program with Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Electronic Music, Guitar I, Guitar II, and an award winning Winter Percussion and Color Guard. On a daily basis, the Inderkum High School Music Department has 350 students participating in several different aspects of music.
The IHS Music Boosters is an organization made of band parents, alumni, and friends who support the Inderkum High School Music Program and its goals. The Boosters give support to the music program by providing their resources and volunteer time to maximize student and director focus on hard work and practice.
is currently the Director of Bands at Inderkum High School, where his Band and Guard have an unprecedented record of accomplishments! He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance and a California Teacher’s Credential, both obtained from San Jose State University. Mr. Hines has studied conducting with Vernon Reed and Keith Brien, and also trumpet with James Dooley from the San Francisco Symphony. While in school Mr. Hines played soprano in the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corp, and was later an instructor for the Vanguard Organization. In his professional playing career, he has been honored to perform with many Northern California symphonies and musicals including West Side Story, Wizard of Oz, and Phantom of the Opera, to name a few.
Recognized for his musical excellence, knowledge and promotion of literature for band, Shawn Hines and his groups have performed works by Eric Whitacre, Steven Reineke, Francis McBeth, Claude T. Smith, Robert W. Smith, Clare Grundman, Frank Ticheli, Alfred Reed, Andrew Boysen Jr., James Swearingen, Raugh Vaughan Williams, Anne McGinty, Mozart, Brian Balmages, David Holsinger, Frank Erickson, Jack Stamp, David Gillingham, Gustav Holst, Percy Grainger, Dmitri Shostakovich, Leroy Anderson, Robert Sheldon, and Richard Saucedo. He was honored in 2008 to conduct the San Joaquin County Jr. High Honor Band. Highly regarded by the Walt Disney organization, his groups have appeared at Disney Theme Parks many times over the past 13 years. His impassioned leadership has resulted in invitations for the Inderkum Band to perform throughout the United States!
In his thirteen-year teaching career, bands under his leadership have performed throughout California and Hawaii. They have competed in some of the finest band reviews in Northern California including the Hawaiian Invitational and NCBA’s Tournament of Champions Band Reviews. As the Band Director at Inderkum High School, his teaching responsibilities include conducting the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Electronic Music, and the Inderkum High School Tiger Marching Band. He is very proud to be the director of the Inderkum High School Winter Percussion and Winter Guard.
serves as the second band director. She began her career as a music major at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, California and completed her degree at California State University Sacramento as a Cum Laude graduate and received her Bachelors of Arts in Clarinet Music Performance and Bachelors of Music in Music Education.
Ms. Agpalza has had the privilege of studying the clarinet under Arthur J. Holton, retired principal clarinetist of the Stockton Symphony and retired conductor of the San Joaquin Delta College Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, Ms. Deborah Pittman from the Brooklyn Philharmonic and Orchestra of New York, Mr. Scott Anderson current Principal Clarinetist of the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra, and Mrs. Sandra Moats- McPherson of the the Sacramento Philharmonic.
In addition to studying the clarinet, Ms. Agpalza has also studied conducting with Dr. Clay Redfield, Associate Director of Bands at CSU Sacramento, Dr. Halseth, former student of nationally known conductor Eugene Corporon and retired conductor of the Sacramento State University Wind Ensemble, Dr. Eric Hammer, Director of Bands at the University of the Pacific, Dr. Wayne Bennett, conductor of the University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and Dr. Chris Chapman, Director of Bands at Oregon State University.
Ms. Agpalza has also had the privilege to work hand in hand with Grammy nominated guitarist Richard Savino, Brazillian Jazz Vocalist Claudia Villela, and nationally known composer Samuel Hazo.
During her first year of teaching, Ms. Agpalza has lead the Inderkum High School Symphonic Band to score their first Superior in concert festival and the Orchestra to score an Excellent. Her course load also includes beginning and advanced guitar, choir, and colorguard.
About the Program
Opened in 2004 with a class of only freshmen and sophomores, Inderkum High School became the second high school in Natomas Unified School District. Our first graduating class was 2007. With only a handful of members, the band program only played classroom instrumental music. The band program would become renowned across Northern California for its entertainment capabilities. Notable performances of the Inderkum Music Program included the 2010 performance in Disneyland Park and Disney Sound Studios. In 2012, we were asked to return to the Southern California area for a full tour including Disneyland Park, California Adventure, and Disney Sound Studios.
The 2008-2009 school year began with the band program seeing a change in directorship to the current maestro, Mr. Shawn Hines. For the 2008-2009 school year, the Inderkum High School band and color guard program started its path to becoming a true powerhouse program in Northern California with only 13 students in the Symphonic Band. The program has grown leaps and bounds since its first day. The Inderkum High School Tiger Marching Band currently has 148 members, a fully comprehensive music program with Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Electronic Music, Guitar I, Guitar II, and an award winning Winter Percussion and Color Guard. On a daily basis, the Inderkum High School Music Department has 350 students participating in several different aspects of music.
The Inderkum Music Program has received numerous awards for their parade, winter percussion, and winter guard performances, as well as countless "Superior" and "Excellent" ratings at regional concert festivals. A notable performance occurred during the spring of 2008-2009 when the Inderkum High School Symphonic Band won "Grand Sweepstakes" out of 37 bands for a full weekend concert festival Music in the Parks in Vallejo, California. Additionally, the band has been invited to perform at Disneyland, The Hawaiian Invitational, Carnegie Hall in New York City, Chicago National Music Festival, and the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland.
Inderkum High School Music Booster
The Inderkum High School Music Booster is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization made of band parents, alumni, and friends who support the Inderkum High School Music Program and its goals.
The goal of the Inderkum Music Program is to see students grow as musicians and individuals. Growth as a musician comes from a staff of teachers who know their craft and are dedicated to teaching their art. Growth as an individual comes from students learning that teamwork and responsibility are as important as the music.
The Inderkum High School Music Booster is an organization made of band parents, alumni, and friends who support the Inderkum High School Music Program and its goals. The Boosters give support to the music program by providing their resources and volunteer time to maximize student and director focus on hard work and practice.
Membership in the Inderkum High School Music Booster is automatic and free. If you are a parent, or guardian, of a students in the Inderkum Music Program, you are a Booster. If you support the Inderkum High School Music Program in any way, you are a Booster. We just ask that you be an active participant in the program.