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Please email Mrs. Crock at wcrock@pkwy.k12.mo.us with information and links. These are not in chronological order at the moment.

Gregg Arst is currently production manager of the Broadway production of Billy Elliot.  He has worked intheater for many years managing such hits as the History Boys, Inherit the Wind and the revival of Fiddler on the Roof.

John Frischer, 07, is currently working on a new solo album and playing gigs all over the St. Louis area. Check out. www.lifeasasquare.com for more information. If you don't own a copy of John's cd "Life as a Square" don't wait! I-tunes has it! John is featured on a recent release/new album by Sun Motel too.


Andy Lebon having graduated from the University of Indiana, was in the national tour of 'Oklahoma" and played the lead role of Jud.  He has done numerous other roles in repertory companies across the country and is currently residing in NYC.


Jeanine Markley graduated from Hart School of Music and has just completed her masters degree in music at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She was recently named a Fullbright scholar for study in Finland at the Sibelius Academy.  She is studying violin/Finnish music and colour strings while in FInland.  She has spent summers at the Spoletto Festival, Tanglewood and at the Pears/Britten festival in England.


Trombonist Staff Sergeant Preston Hardage joined “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in October 2004. SSgt Hardage began his musical career at age 12. After graduating from Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield in 1999, he earned a bachelor’s degree in music and performer’s certificate in 2004 from Indiana University in Bloomington. His notable teachers were Jim Martin of St. Louis, Roger Oyster of the Kansas City Symphony in Missouri, and Carl Lenthe of Indiana University, formerly with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Germany. Prior to joining “The President’s Own,” SSgt Hardage won the Indiana University Concerto Competition and performed with the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckinridge, Colo


Briana Belding is currently the orchestra director at Columbia Hickman High School in Columbia Missouri.  

Matt Wilson, is currently living in Virginia, has 5 children and teaches junior high orchestra and choir.  GO Matt.

Pat Pecher is currently teaching band in the Chicago area.

Ben Silvermintz, having graduated from the Unversity of Texas Austin is currently the choir director at PCHS!

Jordan Black having graduated from the University of Missouri is currently the assistant choir director at PCHS and the music teacher at Riverbend elementary school.

Jennifer Anderson is currently teaching middle school band in Texax.


Brian Greenberg, actor and singer/songwriter, is currently starring as Nick Garrett in the T.V. show October Road. He has starred in films such as the "Perfect Score" with Scarlett Johannson and "Prime" with Uma Thurman and Meryl Streep. "Nobel Son" with Alan Rickman has been released and he is currently seen in "Bride Wars" with Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway. His self-produced cd is available on Itunes.

Wendy Lea is a violinist and teacher in the St Louis area.  She is member of the Laclede string quartet a longtime member of the Muni Orchestra and has currently started the Maryville University Orchestra.

Sachin Bhatt has completed a national tour of the musical "Bombay Dreams", playing the lead Akaash. He has several films in production as well.


John Tafoya has been named to the percussion faculty of University of Indiana, Bloomington. John spent many years as a member of the National Symphony, most recently under the baton of Leonard Slatkin.


Nina Maria Lee,cellist of the Brentano String Quartet, is currently in residence at Princeton University. An active chamber musician, Nina Lee has collaborated with many artists such as Felix Galimir, Jaime Laredo, David Soyer, Nobuko Imai, Isidore Cohen and Mitsuko Uchida, and has performed at the Marlboro and Tanglewood Music Festivals. She has toured with Musicians from Marlboro and has participated in the El Paso International Chamber Music Festival. She is the recipient of a Music Certificate from the Curtis Institute of Music, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from the Juilliard School, where her teacher was Joel Krosnick. Ms. Lee teaches at Princeton University and Columbia University.www.music.princeton.edu/~brentano/


Calvin Johnson & Damian members of the Beartones, the men's acappella group at Missouri State recently appeared in NYC representing the midwest in the National Acapella Choral competition. Beartones won third place in the nation following the choral group from Oxford . Bravo!


Todd Waetzig is the lead drummer with the Blue Man Group. (He is a drummer not a Blue man.) Todd can be seen center stage with the American tour at the moment, but he is based in Las Vegas and has played that show for many years. He has traveled to numerous places training and establishing new Blue Men shows and tours. Most recently we saw him in St. Louis. Thanks for the back stage tour! All were thrilled.


Connie Dee has finished her PHD in musicology and is currently performing in the St. Louis area and working on a degree in library science from Mizzou.

Dana Wilson having graduated with a degree in finance from William and Mary is currently doing repertory theater across the country.  She currently resides in NYC.

Christine Boone has completed an undergraduate in vocal performance at University of Indiana Bloomington and a masters in music theory at the Unversity of Texas, Austin. She is in the final stages of her doctorate in music theory at the moment.

Austin Ku is currently pursuing a masters degree at Boston University in drama.  Austin has been living in California, singing dancing and acting and modeling as well.

Julia (Black) Lega, '97 graduated summa cum laude from the Univ. of MO-Columbia with a degree in Music Education and earned a M.S. Education degree from Lindenwood Univ. in 2004. She has taught orchestra at Wildwood M.S. in Rockwood, along with elementary strings, since 2001. Her favorite parts of teaching include sharing her love of music with young people, and being around middle school students. They never cease to make her smile. Mrs. (Brown) Hampton and Mrs. Crock are two main influences for her career as an orchestra teacher! She married David Lega, Parkway West '97, in 2005 and they live in Chesterfield and are together much of the time. Life is good!! Julia says, "I think I loved every minute of PCH Orchestra...having my compositions performed; Solo and Ensemble; "South Pacific" pit orchestra; trips to New Orleans, Chicago, and K.C.; playing at the madrigal dinner; playing seasonal music at lunch before winter break; learning Vaughn Williams, Vivaldi, Corelli, and Tchaikovsky; meeting new people and making new friends; the Masterworks concerts; hanging out in the music hallway; and having a release from the core academic rigors of PCH!"


Angela (Shadwick) Keeton (PCH '98) , is a graduate of Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music with both a Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Vocal Music Performance. She has appeared in performances with Indianapolis Opera, Lake George Opera, Indiana University Opera Theater, Brevard Music Center, the Indianapolis Symphony, Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, Minnesota Bach Society, and other regional Orchestra and Symphony choruses. She has also received prizes from the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions, Palm Beach Vocal Competition and the Florida Grand Opera Vocal Competition. She made her professional debut with The Minnesota Opera as Kate Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly in 2004. While serving as The Minnesota Opera's Teaching Artist from 2004-2006, she also performed in mainstage performances of Nixon in China and Don Giovanni. Angela also served briefly as adjunct voice faculty at Luther College and has conducted lectures and masterclasses across the upper Midwest. Angela is currently living in Bremen, Germany while her husband, Seth Keeton, performs under contract with Theater Bremen.

Andrew George (PCH 08) is currently majoring in clarinet performance at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Max Geissler (PCH 08) is currently majoring in cello performance at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.