Anne Hendrickson is the band director at Manchester GATE Elementary School. Prior to Manchester, Anne was the concert and jazz band, guitar, and piano teacher at Central Middle School in Riverside for 21 years. She was awarded Central Middle School, Riverside Unified School District and Riverside County music educator of the year in 2000.
Anne earned her degree in music education in 1984 from Fresno State. Her major instrument was the clarinet, but she also doubled as a saxophonist as a member of the Jazz Band “A” under the direction of Dr. Lawrence Sutherland. In addition to being a music educator, Ms. Hendrickson has had a career as a performing musician. She lived and performed on board several cruise ships as a woodwind performer, backing up entertainers such as Rita Moreno, Phyllis Diller, Jerry Lewis, Jack Jones, Michel LeGrand, Cab Calloway, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Stan Getz, and Zoot Sims. She also lived and worked in New York City for several years where she performed in jazz bands, Broadway pit orchestras and on national Broadway show tours.