Kennedy, Patrick

Patrick Kennedy

Patrick Kennedy
Hello, I am Patrick Kennedy and I am the Instrumental Music Director at Westfield High School. I have held this position since 1997 and have been very proud to carry on the traditions of the Westfield High School Band. I am a lifelong Westfield resident, a WHS graduate and I played in the band from 1977-1980 under the direction of Douglas Ward and Thomas Gannon. I earned my undergraduate degree at Westfield State College and my Masters Degree (M.Mus) at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

Patrick was honored by Mayor Sullivan with the 2005 Westfield Citizen Volunteer of the Year Award and received the 2007 Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award sponsored by the Grinspoon Foundation. In 2016, Kennedy was a recipient of the Massachusetts Music Educators Association's Lowell Mason Award, for his outstanding leadership in music education and important contributions to music education at the local, district, and state levels.

I have served on the Executive Board for the Massachusetts Music Educators Association for  a number of years. I have served this organization as Western District Chairperson, Western District Jazz Ensemble Manager, All State Jazz Ensemble Manager and am currently serving as Western District Jazz Coordinator.

I can be reached at the Music Department at (413) 572-6483 or at

My help day is traditionally Thursday after school, but most any day works if you let me know in advance