Parkview Bands Faculty

Lance Kindl

Interim Band Director,
Director of Percussion Studies

Lance Kindl joined the faculty at Parkview High School in 2016 as the Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Percussion Studies. Previously, Mr. Kindl was the Assistant Director of Bands at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, GA. Mr. Kindl has been a cast member of the Emmy and Tony Award Winning Broadway show Blast!, having toured as a snare soloist or percussion swing for Blast! in eight tours since 2005. He has performed in all 50 United States, all 47 prefectures of Japan, South Korea, Macau, and Argentina.

A native of Gwinnett County, Mr. Kindl earned his Master of Music in Music Performance and Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Georgia. He has studied with Dr. Tony McCutchen, Dr. Arvin Scott, and Scott Pollard. Mr. Kindl was a member of multiple music ensembles at the University of Georgia including the UGA Wind Ensemble, the Salsa Band, the Steel Band, and the award-winning Redcoat Marching Band, where he was section leader from 2001 through 2003. Mr. Kindl is active in Drum Corps International having marched or instructed with numerous corps including Spirit of Atlanta,Phantom Regiment, and the Bluecoats.

Mr. Kindl is involved with all areas of the program including the concert bands, percussion, and marching band. In addition, Mr. Kindl will direct the music technology program at Parkview.

Professional affiliations include The Percussive Arts Society (PAC), Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE), and The National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Class Schedule for Mr. Kindl

1st – Planning
2nd – Music Technology
3rd – Music Technology
4th – Assist with Wind Ensemble
5th – Music Technology
6th – Concert Band
7th – Percussion Ensemble

Rick Sargent

Director of Jazz

Rick Sargent joined Parkview High School as Adjunct Director of Jazz in 2018. Mr. Sargent has a rich background in music education, recently retiring from Trickum Middle School as Director of Bands. Mr. Sargent is an active performer in the Atlanta area having performed with numerous jazz, big band, and Salsa ensembles. Mr. Sargent brings a wealth of jazz and instrumental pedagogy knowledge to Parkview!

Class Schedule for Mr. Sargent

Tuesday/Friday Jazz Band