Paul Beuning is Director of Bands at Arbor View High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. During his time in the Clark County School District, he has also served as the Director of Bands at Chaparral High School. Under his direction, his bands have been awarded many superior ratings and are consistent finalists in the local marching band circuit along with winning MBOS Nevada Championships 2018, the US Bands West Coast Regional held in Peoria, Arizona in 2013-2016, fifth place recipient at the Reno Jazz Festival 2016 and outstanding Nevada Jazz Ensemble 2018, a finalist in the 2013 American Drum Line Association Championships held in Los Angeles, CA, Winter Guard International Regional finalist 2015-2017, the Southern Nevada Indoor Percussion class champion 2011, 2014, and 2016.
Paul currently serves on the Nevada Music Educators Association Executive Board as the President-Elect. He has also served as the Southern Nevada Band Association's Honor Jazz Band Chairperson. Paul serves the Clark County School District as a band "new teacher" mentor and has served on the Curriculum Engine advisory panel. He has also organized and hosted the Southern Nevada Band Association's middle school band festival and free summer band camp. He has hosted the Clark County School District Middle School Jazz Festival for the past several years. Under his leadership, the Chaparral Music Department was recognized in 2014 by the GRAMMY Foundation for excellence in music education. Paul was recognized as the Nevada Music Educator Association Teacher of the Year and The Heart of Education Award Winner in 2016. He is in constant demand as an adjudicator and clinician.
Paul is a retired military musician who served in the United States Army Band for twenty-one years. Prior to his current position, Paul worked as a freelance musician and performed on several Army Band and commercial recordings. Paul has served as the principal trumpet player of the Maui Symphony and Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra. He is a former member of the Sweet Thunder Jazztet and La Orquestra Essencia Salsa Band. Paul lives in Henderson, Nevada with his lovely wife Tiffany.
Paul currently serves on the advisory board of the Jazz Outreach Initiative.