Our Mission...

 The goal of the Mountain View HS Performing Arts Department is to create a nationally recognized program through diligent study and performance of music, dance, and theatre. This is achieved through establishing a commitment to excellence. This vision includes performance at clinics on both the state and the national level, as well as being pioneers in the areas of music advocacy, commissioning new music, musical theatre, drama, improv comedy, and the creation of diverse performing ensembles.

For information on our many performance ensembles, click here .

The Directors...

Peter Toews       
Director of Bands and Orchestras
   Mr. Peter Toews is the Director of Bands, Orchestras, and Music Theory at Mountain View High School. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in K-12 Music Education and a Master's Degree in Conducting from the University of Northern Colorado, where he served as a graduate teaching assistant . While at UNC, Mr. Toews was awarded the Departmental Scholar Award, and was selected for membership in Pi Kappa Lambda (the National Music Honor Society). He is an active member of MENC, CMEA, Phi Beta Mu, and CBA. He has held positions on the governing boards for both the Colorado All-State Band and All-State Orchestra. Under his direction, the Mountain View Instrumental Music program has received numerous awards and accolades. The Symphonic Band has been selected to the Colorado Bandmasters Association State Band Festival four times, and the Lion Pride Marching Band was the 2002 CBA Class 3A Champions.
   Mr. Toews has shared the stage with many distinguished artists such as Douglas Akey, James Bonney, Dr. Lowell Graham, Dr. Russell Guyver, Darren Kramer, Thomas Leslie, Dr. Richard Mayne, Paul McKee, Dr. Lauren Murray, William Pfund, Dr. Kenneth Singleton, and Dr. Nathaniel Wickham. Mr. Toews was selected as the 2002-2003 Teacher of the Year at Mountain View High School. In 2013, he was awarded a citation for his work in the field of music education by the National Band Association. He continues to perform and serve as a clinician on a regular basis while living in Greeley with his wife, Shanna, and their twins, Alyson and Michael.


Phil Forman      
Director of Vocal Music and Musical Theatre

Mr. Phil Forman is the Director of Vocal Music, Musical Theatre and Arts & Culture at MVHS. He holds two bachelor degrees in Voice/Piano and Instrumental Education from the University of Northern Colorado. Mr. Forman serves as producer for Caught in the Act Productions and directs the musical each year. Seussical the musical was USAWeekend's Colorado Honorable Mention in 2008. Since his first year he has produced major productions such as Crazy for You, Seussical, Dracula: The Case of the Silver Scream, Alice in Wonderland, Miss Saigon, and was a cast member in Children of Eden in 2010.