Music for All has elected two new members to its board of directors: John Pollard and Kathy Pitts. Pollard has been involved with Music for All programming for more than two decades, serving as an announcer for Bands of America Championships and for the Music for All National Festival. He also served as a drum line coordinator at the Music for All Summer Symposium, and as a percussion coordinator for the Honor Band of America at the Music for All National Festival and the inaugural Bands of America Honor Band in the 2005 Rose Parade. From 1997-2005, Pollard was an associate director of bands at L.D. Bell High School, alongside Music for All’s current Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jeremy Earnhart.
He is the United States director for Crafted by Infinity Diamonds of Antwerp, Belgium, a specialized producer of the world’s most high-performance diamonds. He oversees all United States operations and finances. He is also an announcer for Colorado’s State Marching Championships and various other pageantry events; and has written for Percussive Notes and Drum Corps World, and has a collection of percussion solos published through Row-Loff Productions.
Pitts is a certified public accountant and worked for major corporations including Shell Oil, General Motors and Anthem. During her tenure with these companies, she managed accounting and project teams, process improvement plans, and acquisition consolidation plans. Pitts worked in accounting firms and eventually found her passion for nonprofit management and joined her client GEO Foundation on a full-time basis, where she currently serves as chief accounting officer.
She is a lifelong lover of music and had the privilege of playing the clarinet at Greenwood Community High School, under the direction of Herman Knoll.