Marching Band Staff
Jason Bull - Director
Mr. Bull has taught music since 2007 and is excited to teach at Bonneville High School. He received his BME from BYU-Idaho and will soon complete his Master of Music in Music Education from Idaho State University. He treasures his experiences studying horn with Michael Packham, Kendell Nielsen, Steve Park, and a memorable summer of study at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival with Jeff Nelsen, professor of horn at Indiana University and member of the Canadian Brass. Mr. Bull has been fortunate to perform with various bands, and chamber ensembles over the years. One notable performance includes the 2007 "Spirit of the Season" live Christmas concerts and Grammy-nominated album with the Orchestra and Choir on Temple Square, featuring Norwegian vocal sensation, Sissel. He has also been a member of the Idaho Falls Symphony and Symphony Woodwind Quintet since 2005.
Mr. Bull has had a strong desire to teach music from a young age and credits much of that to his talented and dedicated music teachers from sixth grade beginning band and beyond! He has a passion for helping young people to develop their individual musicianship and their potential as future leaders. Mr. Bull lives with his wife Kristen, three energetic children, and dog Chuck.
Jason Jennings - Consultant
Jason has been instructing marching bands since 1994 and has been a marching percussion judge since 1998. He has judged for ABODA in Arizona, MCCGA in Missouri, Judges Association of Mid-America (Kansas/Missouri) and IMPA in Utah. He marched percussion in his high school band then went on to march with the Northern Arizona University Lumberjack Marching Band and the Arizona Sun Drum and Bugle Corps.
During his time in Idaho, Jason worked with the Idaho Falls High School Marching Band with Jason Bull as a percussion instructor and later as a consultant. He has been the Co-Director of North Star Independent (a WGI drumline) since 20 17 and also servs as a member of the Board of Directors for its parent organization, Snake River Youth Performing Arts, for the same amount of time.
Jason is excited to be joining the staff at Bonneville.
Sarah Jennings - Consultant
Sarah is excited to be joining the Bonneville Band program. She began her musical career as a clarinetist in elementary school but through high school and college expanded her instrumental repertoire to include the saxophone, violin, and percussion. She studied and performed under Dr. Keith Preston, Michael Sullivan, Dr. Stephen Hemphill and Dan Smithiger. During her 22 years of instructing marching bands in Arizona, Kansas, and Idaho, she has had the honor of working with and learning from great band directors including Dr. Keith Preston, Sharon Woodard, Ed Protzman, and Jason Bull.
Sarah strives to promote music education and hopes to build the marching arts in southeast Idaho. She has been the Co-Director of North Star Independent (a WGI drumline) since 20 17 and has served as a member of the Board of Directors for its parent organization, Snake River Youth Performing Arts, for the same amount of time. In addition, Sarah has served as the President of the Board for the Intermountain Percussion Association in Utah since 2014, the competition circuit in which North Star competes.
Daniel Balls - Percussion
Daniel started playing the trumpet when he was 12. He picked up the French horn at 17 and was fortunate enough to place 7th in State Solo/Ensemble. Daniel marched mellophone at Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah before moving to Idaho Falls High School his senior year. Since then, Daniel has discovered his true passion for percussion and has enjoyed much success while performing for two seasons with Troopercussion Indoor and four seasons with North Star Independent. He has taught at Idaho Falls High School and is very happy to begin teaching at Bonneville High School.
Ellen Jenkins - Percussion
Ellen Jenkins marched with the Madison High School marching band for 4 years, and since 2017 has also been a member of the WGI group North Star Independent. She has worked with the Idaho Falls High School Marching Band program for a few years and was the percussion caption head for Thunder Ridge High School during the 2020 season. This year she will be helping the Bonneville High School battery. When she is not behind a drum, Ellen likes spending time with her puppy and snow machining during the winter.
Adrian Rosales - Front Ensemble