Dave Mendenhall




Dave has spent 33 years as a music educator in Apple Valley, MN. His jazz ensembles and concert bands have played at numerous festivals and conventions earning outstanding recognition by educators and clinicians alike.

Retiring from public education in 2010, Dave continues to be involved in various educational pursuits including:

* McNally Smith College, educational liason

* A conductor for Minnesota Youth Jazz Band

* Education Chair for the JazzMN Orchestra

* Clinician and conductor for All State groups and district festivals

* Private teaching studio

* Published materials for young bands

As a bassist, Dave’s activities have included the Synergy Band (13yrs.) the Sevilles, Bruce Henry Band, Marquis Band and various jazz, pop and commercial projects for over 30 yrs.