Current professional music education position: Band Director, Catalina Foothills High School, Tucson, AZ

Renee Shane-Boyd has a long history of service in leadership positions at the school, community, regional, and state level in Arizona. From 2013 – 2015 she served as AMEA President overseeing the 75th Anniversary celebration of AMEA. As Fine Arts Chair for the Catalina Foothills School District, she has served on numerous curriculum and architectural committees and is currently President of the Board for the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus.

As a teacher in CFSD for 35 years, she has taught elementary, middle, and high school. She is currently Director of Bands at Catalina Foothills High School, a program known for its diversity and excellence in concert, jazz, and marching band, which has consistently been the largest marching band in the state of Arizona for over 18 years. Her ensembles have performed numerous times at the Arizona Music Educators In-Service Conference, as well as performing nationally and internationally at venues including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Hawaii, Australia, England, and the 2008 Pre-Olympic ceremonies in Beijing China.

Honors include the OM Hartsell Excellence in Music Education Award, University of Arizona Honored Educator, 2009 CFSD Teacher of the Year Award, AMEA Longevity in Teaching Award, and in 2015, the Rotary International named her a Paul Harris Fellow for outstanding contributions to the community. She is regularly a guest conductor with the Arizona Symphonic Winds.

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