Al Ellis, a Canyon County native, is in his fifth year teaching at VCS and has been teaching public school and private music lessons since 2000. Mr. Ellis teaches 6th grade beginning band, 7-8 band, high school band, middle school choir, high school choir, and rock band. He holds a bachelor of arts in music education from Northwest Nazarene University and a master of music in music performance from Boise State University. Mr. Ellis has been married to Mrs. Ellis, the other music teacher at VCS, since 1998. Together they have three children, who are all taking band and choir from their dad this year.