Kennedy, Patrick

Patrick Kennedy

Kennedy, PatrickHello, 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. I was humbled and honored when I received the Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Award in the spring of 2007.

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