Jonathan McBride has been teaching band, choir, or elementary music for 17 years, 9 in Alaska and he is in his 9th year here in Pateros. In 2010, Jonathan completed his Master’s of Music degree from the American Band College and earned National Board Teacher Certification in Instrumental Music. He is a two-time recipient of the Pateros Teacher Of the Year award, and has also earned a Teacher of Excellence award for Okanogan county, and the Outstanding Music Educator Award for North-Central Washington.
Jonathan is a published composer with C.L. Barnhouse, and is a consistent presenter at the Washington State Music Educator's Association conference. He also Directs the Okanogan Valley Chorus in Omak, and performs in the barbershop quartet "Jack and the Valley Boys" with other local educators.