About the Assistant Conductor
As a French Horn player, Neil has performed with the Columbus, Indiana Concert Band, the Cottonwood, Community Band, as well as being a member of the Verde Valley Sinfonietta and the Prescott Pops in Prescott, Arizona.
During his career, Neil has also been involved with several church choirs. His latest choir, where he was the director for eight years, was the Verde Community Church in Cottonwood. He has also been active with the Verde Valley Voices.
After retiring from the classroom, Manzenberger worked for the Arizona Department of Education via the Yavapai County Education Service Agency, where he was a Technology Integration Specialist. His responsibilities included working with the classroom teacher to show them how to integrate technology into their classrooms. Neil was also a Senior Instructor with Intel Education, where he worked with teachers from around the country on technology integration.
After retirement from Indiana, Neil moved to Cornville in 2003 where the first music group he joined was the Cottonwood Community Band.
Manzenberger is a US Veteran and served with the US Air Force from 1966-1970.