Creative Team

Mrs. Mindy Whitesmith - Vocal Music Director
Mr. Bruce Nist - Drama and Technical Director

Bruce is in his fifth year of teaching here at Hoover High School. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Institute of Music, he has been involved in over 20 various theatrical productions including ‘West Side Story,’ ‘Chicago,’ and ‘Sweeney Todd.’ In addition to teaching the technical theatre program he is also a symphony manager for the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony. Having the opportunity to share the arts with a new generation of students is the highlight of his career.

Mr. Ronald Varn - Instrumental Music Director

Mr. Varn Received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, and a Masters at Kent State University and Ashland University. His position at Hoover High School is Director of the Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, the String Orchestra, the Hoover Full Orchestra, and music theory. He is in his 30th year of teaching for North Canton City Schools and his 17th at Hoover High School. He is in his 28th year of teaching for North Canton City Schools and his 15th year at Hoover High School. Mr. Varn is honored to have conducted Anything Goes, West Side Story, Aida, ‘Lil Abner, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Wizard of Oz, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Thoroughly Modern Mille, The Music Man, Les Miserables, and Beauty and the Beast.   

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