The Palo Verde Band Program is consistently recognized as one of the top in Nevada, receiving superior ratings in every event ranging from marching band to all concert bands and jazz bands. The band program offers students a multitude of performing opportunities including an upcoming performance at the prestigious National Concert Band Festival in 2015, as well as being named class champion in marching band in the fall of 2014, and was an invited performing ensemble with the UNLV Wind Orchestra in October 2014. The program also performs for community events, football games, and basketball games, as well as the Tivoli Village Parade on Black Friday and the 4th of July Parade in Summerlin.

The Palo Verde Wind Ensemble is the top performing ensemble in the band department and frequently travels. This ensemble performs difficult literature from all musical eras. Students must purchase formal tuxedo or a long formal black dress and attend all concerts and trips to be in the Wind Ensemble. This ensemble is by audition with the band director only and uses instrumentation found in collegiate level wind ensembles, as well as cello and string bass.

The Palo Verde Wind Orchestra is the development concert band providing students with the tools to succeed and being able to compete for a chair in our Wind Ensemble. This ensemble performs medium to medium-hard music. Students must purchase formal tuxedo or long formal black dress and attend all concerts and trips to be in the Wind Orchestra. This ensemble is by audition with the band director only and uses instrumentation found in standard high school bands, as well as cello and string bass.

2014-15 PVHS Clubs/Organizations

Student Government
*Student Council Caroline Vacante 402 Daily
Senior Class John Read 914 Varies
Junior Class Debra Steinline 919
Sophomore Class Wendy Rush 204 Friday
Freshman Class Jared Powell 321 TBD
National/International Organizations
*DECCA Rick Eurich 317 Wednesdays
*Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Jim Fried 501A Tuesdays
Interact Arthur Gamboa 232
International Thespians Dena Demman 405 Thursdays
*Key Club Devin Lewis P14
*Honor Society Sara Melvin/Andrea Resnick 203/213 2nd Wed.
Student 2 Student Club Frank Messina/Wayne Stewart 913/410
Subject Related Clubs
AFJROTC-Kitty Hawk Society G Doughty/M Thome/W Stewart 410/406 Varies
Choir Council Marcia Gardner 407
International Club Tracy Rush 211
Science Club Duane Hansen/Melissa Ferrer 903/904 TBA
Woods/Engineering Club Steve Turbie 505
Theater Club Dena Demman 405
Video Production Vicki Steffenhagen 225
District Sponsored Organizations
*Band David Irish 411
*Cheerleading Varsity Jacque Sorenson 507
*Cheerleading JV/Freshmen Milessa Wood 507
*Chess Club Stephen VanVoorhis 905 M/T
*Chorus Marcia Gardner 407
*Color Guard Kim Nordgren 602
*Dance/Primadonnas Kim Nordgren 602
*Forensics/Speech Sheila Berselli/Kateri Christian 315/902
*Newspaper Jared Powell 321 B Day
*Orchestra David Irish 411
*Robotics Duane Hansen 903
*Science Bowl Cheryl Waldman/Frank Franco 911/915
*Varsity Quiz Frank Franco/Cheryl Waldman 915/911
*Yearbook Andrea Resnick 213
District Sponsored Activities
Sun Youth Forum Richard Coop 311
Special Interest Clubs
Advocates Club Rebecca Hunt 226 Tuesdays
Best Buddies Melissa Lewis 207
Bible Club Cathy Shumaker 230
Choose the Right Club Melissa Lewis 207
The Comedy Team: Pun Intended Dena Demman 405 Monday
Creative Writing Club Amy Reed/Rob Dell 205/220
Current Events Club Arthur Gamboa 323 TBA
DJ Club Rick Urich 317
ECO Club Lillia Carley 314
Frisbee Club Tracy Morris 901 Wednesdays
Hip Hop Club TBA
Mentoring Club Debra Steinline 919
Model United Nations Marc Hechter 328
Nu Tau Upsilon (Math) Club Lisa Findlay 826
Nutrition Club Kevin Haygood 801
Helping Hands Melissa Ferrer/Hansen 904/903
Palo Homework Helpers Dennis Sandberg 118c
Panther Pride (PEP) Club Tara Crouch 818 Mondays
Philosophy Club Kateri Christian 914
Polynesian Club Sarah Boring Cafeteria M/Th
Sci Fi Club Percy Dervan 316
Rugby Enthusiasts Club Debra Steinline 919
Speech/Debate Sheila Berselli 315
Trading Card Game Club (TCG) Brittany Balazs 917