Rochelle Fields has been homeschooling her children for 18 years. She has been involved with CCHB since 2003 when her oldest daughter started Beginning Band. She has filled many different roles for the group over the years. She has been a member of the Band Leadership Board, the music librarian, a private lessons instructor, a substitute band director, as well as the Wind Ensemble director. Mrs. Fields is looking forward to another year as Concert and Beginning Band instructor.
Mr. Brondyke has been a music educator for over 18 years, teaching both band and choir. He has conducted church music ministry for over 25 years. After receiving his BMus. in Sacred Music and M.A. in Bible from Bob Jones University, he and his wife Debi moved to Lima, OH where he was the youth and music minister at Faith Baptist Church in Elida for 6 years. In 1995 they and their two sons moved to Rocky Mount, NC where Mr. Brondyke served as music minister and school band director (and eventually high school choir director) at Falls Road Baptist Church and School for over 17 years. Mrs. Brondyke established a strong reputation as a piano teacher and accompanist in the community and conducted award-winning children's choirs at Falls Road, as well.
Mr. Brondyke has taught Biblical philosophy of worship, conducted instrumental and vocal clinics, and taught school and church music leaders over the years in several settings including twice leading a music conference in Curitiba, Brazil. In 2013 the Brondykes came to Friendship Baptist Church and Christian School in Raleigh where Mrs. Brondyke teaches piano, voice, and elementary and middle school choirs and Mr. Brondyke is the music minister in the church and conducts the high school choir.
Mr. Fields has been involved with Capital Christian Homeschool Bands since 2003 as a parent, private lessons instructor, clinician, board member, and director. He is currently our Program Director and Jazz Band Director. Mr. Fields has taught trumpet lessons in the Raleigh area for many years. He has had at least one private lesson student in each of the All-District bands since 2003. Mr. Fields wrote an article about listening to other performers that was published by the International Trumpet Guild in 2008. He has played for the University of Memphis Marching and Symphonic bands, and several Memphis and local jazz bands.
In addition to his four children in the program right now, Mr. Fields has two children that have graduated from Capital Christian Homeschool Bands. One of which is now attending the University of North Carolina Wilmington on a music scholarship to become a band director.