CYMBAL, Club for Youth Music and Band Lovers, supports the band, orchestra, jazz band and general music productions and educational curriculum for grades K-12 in Incline Village, NV.

CYMBAL is a non-profit organization that raises money through memberships, donations and fundraisers.  Funds are used for instruments, repairs, sheet music, sound and lighting equipment, and other expenses brought forth by the Incline music teachers.  CYMBAL is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization.

President of Cymbal and Classical Tahoe Education Ambassador, Denise Menzies


blue note b's horn shop

After graduating from Renton Technical College with honors Brandon Dolph, Owner of Blue Note B’s Horn Shop, was recruited straight out of school by one of the leaders in the band instrument industry. Brandon has apprenticed under multiple respected technicians that all had 30+ years experience under their belt (including Emilio Lyons). Learning different techniques from these skilled technicians has pushed Brandon to excel at his craft.

In June of 2012 Brandon’s dream of owning his own band instrument repair shop became a reality and Blue Note B’s was born.   From regular maintenance to complete overhauls, no job is too small or too big for their repair shop. The Horn Shop always quotes the job before any repairing happens so you know exactly what to expect when you leave your instrument with them. They strive to make every customer happy and eliminate the obstacles that come along with trying to play a damaged instrument. That’s why all of their work has a 100% satisfaction guarantee.


rita whitaker haun

music, movement, and me

Rita Whitaker Haun is a professional ‘cellist with 38 years experience teaching public and private school music for ages birth to seventy.  Rita currently teaches General Music and Strings (Pre-school through Grade Five) for Washoe County School District at Incline Elementary School and her program “Music, Movement, and Me” (Birth to Five) in Truckee, CA.  She plays ‘cello with the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and her ensemble “ClassiGals”.  Rita lives in Truckee with her husband.


brad perry

Brad Perry,(IND-Independent Artists) Freelance Opera Singer and Educator, currently living in Lake Tahoe enjoying a busy performance schedule. Adjunct Music Professor at Sierra Nevada College and Owner/Operator of Village Music a Private Music School in Incline Village, NV, Brad has become a fixture for Music Education in the region.

Brad currently is involved in a number of community and business groups in the Reno/Tahoe region including North Lake Tahoe Chamber Of Commerce (NLTC), Visitors Bureau (CVB) and North Lake Tahoe Resort Association (NLTRA), North Tahoe Business Association (NTBA) and Tahoe Business exchange(TBX). In Addition he serves on the Board for the following organizations. Incline Community Business Association (ICBA), Red White and Tahoe Blue (RWTB), CYMBAL (Incline Music Boosters), (TOCCATA) Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and the Rotary Club of Incline Village.

In 2014 Brad relocated to Tahoe From Coeur d’Alene, ID where he was formerly the Pianist and trumpet player for the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Orchestra from 2001-2003, past music director for the Spokane Civic Theater, Lake City Playhouse, North Hill Church and many other organizations


sierra nevada college


The following was created in collaboration with campus leadership and faculty, to guide and inform the values and goals of our college. It affirms the commitment of our faculty, staff, students, and community members to providing an education of the highest possible quality:

Sierra Nevada College graduates will be educated
to be scholars of and contributors to
a sustainable world.
Sierra Nevada College combines
the liberal arts and professional preparedness
through an interdisciplinary curriculum
that emphasizes entrepreneurial thinking
and environmental, social, economic
and educational sustainability.


Donna Axton is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She had her own private practice for several years, and held internships at Tahoe Safe Alliance, Truckee Group, Individual and Family Therapy Services, Glenshire Elementary School in Truckee, and St. Nicholas Community Services in Tahoe City during her training. At Sierra Nevada College she teaches the counseling-related psychology courses: Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Art and Music Therapy, Clinical Methodologies, Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Human Development.

Axton spent 14 years touring the world as a pianist in Hoyt Axton’s band. She played country western, boogie-woogie, gospel, and rock and roll on 21 albums, co-produced two, and appeared on dozens of television shows, including the Tonight Show. She has much writing, arranging and directing credits to her name and has directed, conducted and/or played for scores of local musical productions at all levels from community to professional. She is also known as a chamber music and solo pianist