Phone: (719) 867-8049
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Butch Eversole
Director of Bands/Academic Chair of Arts and Electives
Raleigh E. Eversole, IV, is in his 29th year of public school teaching in Colorado. “Butch” is the Academic Chair for the Performing Arts and Director of Bands at Palmer Ridge High School. He is a member of the inaugural faculty and served on the Core Planning Team for Palmer Ridge. Prior to his position at Palmer Ridge High School, Butch taught at Lewis-Palmer High School, Manitou Springs High School and Manitou Springs Middle School. He has taught saxophone at Colorado College and conducted at the LeBam International Summer Band Camp in Beirut, Lebanon. His groups have performed seven times at the CMEA Conference and five times at the Music for All National Festival. Butch holds a Bachelor of Arts in music education from Shepherd University in West Virginia and a Master of Music in saxophone performance from the University of Northern Colorado.
Butch remains active as a saxophonist, performing regularly with the Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, the Academy Jazz Ensemble, and the pop-rock horn combo Pourly Edukated. Other free-lance opportunities have included appearances with such diverse artists as the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, the Temptations, Dan Akroyd, and Trisha Yearwood.
Butch is Past-President of the Colorado Music Educators Association (CMEA). He has also served as the Chair of the CMEA Instrumental Council and as the Southern Region Representative to the Colorado Bandmasters Association. Other professional memberships include Phi Beta Mu and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Mr. Eversole was the 2010 Colorado designee in School Band and Orchestra magazine’s “50 Directors Who Make a Difference,” was named the 2012 “Distinguished Arts Teacher” by the Pikes Peak Arts Council, and was the 2020 recipient of the Phi Beta Mu, Kappa Chapter “Outstanding Bandmaster” award. He resides in Monument with his wife, Cynthia (also an LPSD music educator), and their 17-year old twins. In his spare time, he enjoys ice-fishing at his estate in Hawaii.
Office: B 1206
Office Hours: Before/ After school, 1st period and 8th period, or by appointment.
Period 1 - Plan
Period 2 - Symphonic Winds
Period 3 - Wind Ensemble
Period 4 - Study Hall 10th
Period 5 - Plan
Period 6 - Study Hall 10th
Period 7 - History of Rock and Pop Music
Period 8 - Jazz Band