SVBD Directors

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    Tim Heichelheim

    Director of Bands

    Tim Heichelheim (aka Mr. H) is the Director of Bands at Skyview High School. He earned his Bachelors in Music Education and Masters in Education (Curriculum and Development) from Portland State University.

    Tim marched Seattle Cascades 2004-2006 then continued to march Santa Clara Vanguard 2007-2009. After aging out, he was the lead percussion visual instructor for Spirit of Atlanta 2010-2011, and then served as the assistant visual caption head for the Crossmen 2013-2015. Currently, he is a consultant and an instructor for the Madison Scouts. Tim has worked with many high schools in the Portland Metro Area and is part of the design staff and instructional team for Affinity Indoor Winds.

    Tim is also a freelance musician around Portland as well as the band leader for The River City Riot! Brass Band. 

    For more information about the Skyview Bands, then visit the Concert and Jazz Ensembles pages. 

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    Josiah Nelson

    Percussion Director

    Josiah Nelson has been teaching in the northwest for about 10 years. He got his start teaching his alma mater, Ferndale High School in 2011. He Moved to Vancouver in 2015 and has been working with numerous percussion programs since.


    Josiah has marched Drum Corps for a total of 5 years, beginning with the Seattle Cascades from 2009-2011, Blue Stars in 2012, and aged out with the Oregon Crusaders in 2013. He also marched with OC Indoor from 2013-2015, and joined the staff the next year. After aging out he worked for the Oregon crusaders from 2014-2017 as the snare tech. He joined the Seattle cascades staff in 2017 as well, and still works with them serving as the battery coordinator.


    Currently Josiah works as the percussion director for Skyview High School and Alki Middle School. He also works with Lincoln High School’s winter percussion serving as their visual designer.

    For more information about the Skyview Percussion program and staff, then visit the Percussion Ensemble page. 

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    Interviewing Candidates

    Dance Director


    We are seeking an experienced dance instructor to fill this position and become a member of the SVBD team.

About Us

The Skyview High School Band and Dance program is comprised of the Marching Band, Winter Guard, Winter Percussion, Jazz Band and three Concert Bands (Concert, Symphonic, and Wind Ensemble).


Band Director (Tim Heichelheim):

Percussion Director (Josiah Nelson):

SVBD President (Karima Homman-Ludiye):


Mailing Address: 

PMB 314

800 NE Tenney Rd #110,

Vancouver, WA 98685

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