In September, 2010, Mr. Kile replaced Bill Webb as conductor of the EHS Concert and Symphonic Bands. Mr. Kile has previously been director of the Edina Hornet Marching Band for five years. He has taught high school band in Albert Lea, Stillwater, and Burnsville. He has also worked at the collegiate level having taught at Bethel College as interim Director of Bands and in 2003, served as the co-conductor of the Greater Twin Cities Junior Wind Symphony. He completed a Bachelor’s of Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a Masters degree in Wind Band Conducting from the University of Minnesota. Mr. Kile has appeared with the Encore Wind Ensemble, Chippewa Valley Symphony, Sheldon Theater Brass Band, and the Star of the North Band and is the Principal Conductor of the Calhoun-Isles Community Band. An advocate of chamber music, Mr. Kile has commissioned several chamber works through the Cochran Chamber Commissioning Project and continues to seek out ways to incorporate chamber music opportunities for his students. He maintains professional affiliations with Music Educators National Conference, Minnesota Music Educators Association, College Band Directors National Association, World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Mr. Kile lives in Edina with his wife, Laura, and children, Maxwell, Marcella, and Jacqueline.
Mr. Richter is the director of the Varsity Band, the Edina Hornet Marching Band and assists with the Symphonic Band and Valley View Middle School 7th grade band. Previously, he has taught in the Osseo School District as well as the Anoka-Hennepin school district. Mr. Richter completed both his Bachelor’s of Music Education and his Masters of the Arts degree in Music Education at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. During his undergraduate years he marched in the U of M Marching Band and served for three years as the 53rd Drum Major. He plays trumpet and sings in the rock band “Staff Infection”. Mr. Richter grew up in Edina and graduated from Edina High School in 1996. He is a member of Music Educators National Conference, Minnesota Music Educators Association and Minnesota Band Directors Association. He is the recipient of the 2010 Distinguished Young Music Educator award presented by the American School Band Directors Association. He was also selected as the 2010 Minnesota State Representative for the School Band and Orchestra magazine’s annual publication of “Fifty Directors That Make a Difference”. Mr. Richter resides in Edina with his wife, Lynn, and children, Michael, Abby, Tony, and Charlie.
Mrs. Lundquist has served as the band office paraprofessional at Edina High School since the fall of 2000. She and husband Kip have raised five children – Padrin ‘92, Prinna ‘93, Peter ‘96, Pharon ‘99, Perek ‘02 – all of whom were members of the Edina High School Concert Band between the years of 1990 and 2002. Martha has also been active as a band booster, volunteering with marching and concert band uniforms for many years and serving numerous times as concert band boosters general chair and concerts chair.