Ted Heller
Director, Marching Knights

Ted Heller is a graduate of Temple University and is in his 31st year of teaching. He has lead the Marching Knights for 18 years. Previously he conducted the NP Jazz and started the Lab Band. He has conducted the pit for NP Theater Pit Orchestra for 22 years. Mr. Heller has two boys who both graduated from NPHS and Penn State University. On a side note, Mr. Heller was the assistant North Penn HS Golf coach for 7 years and started the Television department at Penndale Middle School.

Sean Haddad
Director, Indoor Winter Percussion

Mr. Haddad is a graduate of North Penn High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in music education from West Chester University.  He began volunteering for the NPMK when he graduated from high school until he was hired as a full time staff member in 2012. He was named the Winter Percussion Director in 2015 and Assistant Band Director under Ted Heller in 2017.

John Josten

Director, Columbia Jazz Band

Peter Neu

Director, Columbia Jazz Band

Peter Neu is a graduate of the Philadelphia University of the Arts with graduate studies at Villanova, West Chester and Temple Universities. Since 1985 he has worked as an instrumental music teacher in the North Penn School District directing concert, jazz and marching bands, as well as other small ensembles at the middle and high school levels. Mr. Neu resides in North Wales with his wife Michaeline and children Nicholas and Mikayla.

David DiValentino
Director, Navy Jazz Band

Lisa Cullen

Director, Visual Ensemble Indoor Color Guard

Miranda Royer
Director, Knight Vision Middle School Color Guard

Miranda has been involved with colorguard since 2007 when she was a Marching Titan at Central Bucks South HS. She’s also spun with Kutztown University, Field of View A, Black Watch and Cadets2. Miranda has been teaching colorguard for 5 years; this will be her second season of directing NPKV. Miranda is also skilled in graphic design and loves spending time with her three rabbits.

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