BAHS Band Staff Directory

Jay Zimmerman

Band Director

jzimmerm@basd.net

Susan Zimmerman

Assistant Band Director

szimmerm@basd.net

Luke Skerpon

Field/Music Instructorlskerpon@basd.net

Skip Headings

Band Front Instructor--Silks

 

pheading@basd.net


Band Front Instructor--Majorettes


Trevor Calabro

Percussion Instructor

trevorcalabro@hotmail.com

Kim WeaverChoreographer and Dance Team Instructorweavfam4@comcast.net

Marissa Weaver  

Volunteer Dance Team Instructor

 

Josh Weidner

Volunteer Silk Instructor     

 

 

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     Jay Zimmerman has been teaching in the Bellefonte Area School District since 1982. He is an alumnus of Bellefonte (class of '77) and went on to Penn State University to get his Bachelor's Degree in music education. He has taught general music, chorus, and instrumental lessons at all three levels of instruction; middle school, elementary, and high school, since being hired at Bellefonte.  He has assisted with the high school band for 14 years in all areas of the program, specializing in marching band and jazz band. He is also the music director at St. John's Catholic Church in Bellefonte, playing the oran and directing the adult and children's choir. He is currently a member of the music fraternity Phi Mu Alpha, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), Music Educators National Conference (MENC), Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA)  the Elks Lodge and Nittany ountry Club.

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Susan Zimmerman has been teaching in the Bellefonte Area School District since 1982. Susan is a graduate of Hollidaysburg and went to Penn State University to get her Bachelor's Degree in music education and student taught in instrumental music. She teaches general music and 5th grade chorus at Marion-Walker and Pleasant Gap Elementary Schools and was named P.M.E.A. District 4's outstanding elementary music teacher in 1988. Susan also earned an Integration of Technology certificate from Penn State and serves the district as the Elementary Technology Coordinator. In August 2006 she was named a state Keystone teacher for technology integration from the department of education. In 2007 she won the Best Buy teach award for technology. During the 2010 school year Susan was selected as the Bellefonte Education Foundation's Elementary Teacher of the Year.  She is currently assistant director and web master for the BAHS band . Susan is a member of the music sorority, Mu Phi Epsilon , the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), Music Educators National Conference (MENC),  Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA), The Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology(PECT) and the Nittany Country Club.

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 Mr. Luke Skerpon is the Director of Middle & High School Choirs for the Bellefonte Area School District.  He also teaches the high school theater courses, and is the BAHS Drama Club Co-Adviser/Director and is an instructor with the Bellefonte Marching Band.  Mr. Skerpon joined the faculty of BAHS in August 2012.  Mr. Skerpon graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education.  At PSU, he was involved in the Penn State Blue Band, the Pride of the Lions Basketball Pep Band, Concert Band, the Blue and White Society, was an IM soccer and basketball official and was involved with THON.  Mr. Skerpon was also the director of the Penn State Blue in the FACE A Cappella Group. Outside of teaching, he is currently the assistant director of the Sayre Area High School Marching Band in the summer, and has worked with that program since June 2008.  He is also a co-director/producer/musical director with the Valley Community Theater, based out of Sayre, PA, and is a volunteer assistant with the Penn State Blue Band.  Mr. Skerpon is a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Tri-M Music Honor Society. 

  

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Skip started his band career when he was 5 years old and was a state champion baton twirler .  He competed in the NBTA and won 5 state championships in his younger years.  He was a member of the Indian Valley High school marching band, indoor majorettes and also the California University of PA Marching Band . This is his 4th year helping with the Bellefonte Marching Band and his second year as instructor for Bellefonte.  His first year he volunteered as an instructor for the Indoor-guard and his second season he helped the percussion and the indoor majorettes,  This is Skips second year as the color-guard instructor. Skip is also the head cheerleading coach for the past 2 seasons and has 14 years of coaching experience including over 8 national championships and 1 world championship as well as the 2007 Pennsylvania coach of the year. Skip resides in Yeagertown, Pa.  Skip enjoys his opportunity to work with the band and also enjoys watching and educating students to reach for their goals and become successful. 

 

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Trevor Calabro  began his percussion career with Spectrum Drum and Bugle Corps in 1996. He continued to perform in drum corps for four years. During this time Trevor also marched in Spectrums independent WGI indoor drumline from 1997 to 2000.

Trevor then attended IUP where he marched in the drumline for four years and was an active member of the IBN Chapter of the national drumline fraternity Phi Boota Roota.
 
After college, Trevor had the opportunity to work with the Lake Erie Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps as a snare technician in 2005 and 2006. Under his tutelage, Lake Erie's drumline achieved the highest scores in its 30 plus year history, spring boarding the corps to DCI finals in 2006.

 Trevor has also worked with numerous high school percussion programs. These schools range from Clinton-Massie High School in Clinton, Ohio (BOA competitive band and WGI indoor finalist) to Coatesville High School, a suburb of Philadelphia Pennsylvania (indoor M.A.P.S. champions 2006.)
 

Trevor is entering his fourth year as Percussion Caption Head with Bellefonte Area High School marching band and indoor program. He is excited to work with the staff here and is always looking for new students who want to excel in rudimental percussion. Trevor lives in Bellefonte with his wife Christa Calabro.


 

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Kim McMullin Weaver is another alumni to the Bellefonte Marching Band.  Kim is a 1984 graduate of Bellefonte and was a member of Bellefonte’s first KIDA Majorette Champions in 1984.  She also played flute in the Concert Band and Flute Choirs.  Kim married fellow band member, Joe Weaver, and together they have 2 children, Marissa and Joshua. She is a 2004 graduate of Penn State University and works as a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room at Mt. Nittany Medical Center.  Kim was an assistant coach for the Bellefonte Pop Warner Pee Wee and Jr. Pee Wee Cheerleading squads for 3 years; 2 of those 3 years the Cheer Squads won Susquehanna Valley Championships.  She has danced at Kennedy Dance Center for 8 years, studying both jazz and tap, and now begins her 3rd  year as instructor for the Dance Team.  Kim looks forward to the continued growth and development of the Dance Team as a group and of each individual dancer, and is looking to expanding the role of the Dance Team, to include participation in many of the school’s indoor sporting events.

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