Brent Godbehere, Director of Bands
Brent Godbehere is the Director of Bands at Millennium High School where he oversees all instrumental music ensembles. Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, Mr. Godbehere has been involved with the band activity for over 20 years and has worked with many school programs across the valley. His ensembles have competed at the state and national level and have received numerous accolades including a marching band grand championship. His concert ensembles frequently receive excellent and superior ratings at festivals and he helps to facilitate successful winter percussion, winter guard, and jazz ensembles.
Mr. Godbehere studied music education at Glendale Community College and received his Bachelors of Music degree in Music Education from Arizona State University. During his time in college, Mr. Godbehere studied percussion under the direction of Douglas Nottingham, J.B Smith, Simone Mancuso, Mark Sunkett, and Dom Moio. He was a member of the Sun Devil Marching Band at Arizona State University and performed in the percussion section in the ASU Wind Ensembles and Orchestras.
Mr. Godbehere believes in music education through quality performances. He values the positives life skills taught through music ensembles and will continue to provide music opportunities for all of his students. Mr. Godbehere resides in the west valley with his wife Amanda and his two daughters Melanie and Madalyn. He enjoys spending his free time with his family and friends.
Rhonda Phillips, Assistant Band Director
Rhonda has been with the marching band program since 2014. She started out as a parent volunteer, jumped into a booster officer position, then transitioned to the Assistant Band Director position in 2017. Rhonda graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Education in1998 and is currently an Algebra teacher at Millennium.
Rhonda has an awesome husband of almost 30 years and two children now in their 20's. When she is not hanging out with the band, she can be found enjoying life with her family and close friends.
Ian Hoffman, Assistant Band Director
Starting his musical journey in the Dreaming Summit Honor Choir in the 4th grade and continuing on to participate in the Arizona State Choir the very next year, Ian has a deep seeded connection and passion for the arts.
He has been a trumpet player through and through from his first day of middle school band. With over a decade’s worth of trumpet playing experience and his sixth season instructing winds at AzMBA Grand Champion and consecutive division 4A high music award winning Millennium High School, as well as instructing the Millennium and Sandra Day O’Connor Jazz Bands, he has a plethora of knowledge and experience in the fields of jazz, brass, and trumpet pedagogy respectively.
Ian is the director of consecutive WGAZ Champion Foreword Winds. The first and, thus far, only independent winds group in Arizona. He was also the visual designer for the Verrado High School Venom Percussion in 2023 and will be arranging for their marching band in the Fall.
As an on field performer in the Superbowl 49 Halftime show, a member of Phenom Soundsport and later a section leader and multiple year soloist with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, he has learned first hand what the demands of high level performance require from an ensemble. Ian is a Millennium High School Alumni and earned the John Philip Sousa Award as a member of the program. He has had the opportunity to perform with world renowned trumpet players Wayne Bergeron, Jens Lindemann and José Sabaja and carries this experience into his teaching endeavors.
He is excited to kick off the 2023 season and field the best rendition of the Millennium High School Marching Band to date.