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2022 WVMEA

HONOR ENSEMBLE

Jefferson High School Symphonic Band

Jefferson High School Symphonic Band
Directed by J.P. Lynch, Jr.
J.P. Lynch, Jr. is in his 27th year of teaching and his 14th year as the Director at Jefferson High School. Mr. Lynch was selected as the Jefferson County Teacher of the Year in 2016 and a Finalist for the 2017 West Virginia Teacher of the Year.

Suncrest Middle School 8th Grade Band

Suncrest Middle School 8th Grade Band
Directed by Neil King
Neil L. King currently serves as Instrumental Music Coordinator in Monongalia County, WV where he directs the Suncrest Middle School Band and works as an adjunct music professor at Fairmont State University instructing the schools jazz ensemble. He holds a B.A. in music education from Fairmont State College (now University), and an M.M. in music from The Ohio University School of Music. In 2014 King was named WV Band Master of the Year by the Phi Beta Mu music honorary. In 2016 King was named as the Fairmont State University Fine Arts Outstanding Alumnus of the Year. Neil is an in demand professional trumpeter where he has performed both domestically and abroad. Aside from his work in the Monongalia County School System, and as professional musician, King maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor/adjudicator.

University High School Symphonic Winds

University High School Symphonic Winds
Directed by Mark Palmer
Mark S. Palmer has served as Director of Bands University High School since 2000. Under his direction, the UHS marching band, concert ensembles, and jazz ensembles have consistently been among West Virginia's most successful programs. Mr. Palmer, his wife Jen, and their sons Max and Sam live in Morgantown.

Wheeling Park High School Choir "The Young Patriots"

Wheeling Park High School Choir
Directed by Joyce Jingle
Joyce Jingle holds a Bachelor degree from WLU, a Masters degree from WVU and National Board Certification. She is a member of ACDA, NAfME, and directs the OVAC Queen of Queens. Jingle serves as a mentor for Ohio County Schools and is currently choral director at Wheeling Park High School.
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