director of bands
Mandy R. Burton is the Director of Bands at Highland Park Middle School in Beaverton, OR. The program includes beginning band, symphonic band and wind ensemble, as well as marching band and jazz ensembles. In addition to her current appointment, Mrs. Burton has served as both marching and jazz instructor at Southridge High School in Beaverton. She attended the University of Oregon, where she earned both her Bachelor and Masters degrees in Music Education, and currently serves as Student Teaching Coordinator for the School of Music. Mrs. Burton is active as an adjudicator and guest conductor for several programs across the state, as well as teaching at summer band camps including Twin Rocks and Metro Honor Band Camp. She currently serves as Northwest Regional Representative for OBDA, Middle School Chair for the OBDA Commission Project, and Area Chair for OMEA District 15.