Mr. Baraclough began playing trumpet as a student in the Cortland City school district in Cortland, New York in 1976. He graduated from North Hagerstown High School, in Maryland, in 1985.
He earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Shenandoah College and Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia in December of 1989. He immediately went to work for Six Flags Music Festivals and helped run band, orchestra, and choral competitions in Atlanta, Toronto, Dallas, Chicago, and Los Angeles. He began his teaching career at Moorefield High School in West Virginia in 1990. Leaving Moorfield in 1995, he headed for Virginia. He taught in Nelson County for 2 years before finally moving into Augusta County.
Mr. Baraclough has been teaching at Wilson since 1997. He has been an active trumpet player with the Staunton Brass Quintet, and the Colonnades Brass in Charlottesville, as well as solo and orchestral work along the way. He is a member of VBODA, The National Education Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Currently, he enjoyes spending time at home with his wife, two children, and their dog Bentley.
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Assistant Marching Band Director
Sarah is a 1999 graduate of Wilson Memorial High School and an alumni of the Emerald Regiment marching band. While in high school she was very active in music, including being drum major her senior year.
Upon graduation Sarah went on to attend James Madison University. While there, she was also a member of the Marching Royal Dukes. She graduated in 2003 and went into the field of teaching.
She is currently a teacher in Staunton city schools as well as attending graduate school at JMU to receive her Masters in special education. Her love for marching band, her brother Andrew Fauber, and the students brought Sarah back to Wilson in 2009 to become the assisstent marching band instructor.