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Pamela Towry Church

Cimarron High School/ Cimarron Middle School/ Eagle Nest Middle School

Director of Bands


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Daily Teaching Schedule:

Cimarron High School Band

Cimarron MS Beginning Band (6th Grade)

Cimarron MS Intermediate Band (7th/8th Grade)

Eagle Nest MS Intermediate Band (7th/8th Grade)

Eagle Nest MS Beginning Band (6th Grade)

Eagle Nest MS Remediation Period (6-8th Grades)


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Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions!

Here's more than you'd EVER need to know about me:


Pamela Towry Church is the Director of Bands for the Cimarron, New Mexico Municipal Schools. She teaches grades 6-12 for the district. A native of Dallas, Texas, Ms. Towry attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning her Bachelor of Music degree (1979) as well as her Master of Music degree (1985) in Instrumental Conducting. She taught in the public schools in Texas prior to assuming the position of Assistant Professor of Music, Assistant Director of Bands, and Percussion Instructor at Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1987. Ms. Towry moved to New Mexico in 1990, teaching at Santa Fe High School for two years before serving as the Music Department Chair and Director of Bands at Los Alamos High School until the spring of 2000. She re-established the band program in Cimarron in the fall of 2000. A frequent adjudicator and clinician in the Southwest, she conducts honor bands, marching and percussion clinics, and band workshops throughout the year.

Ms. Towry has served in several capacities on the Board of Directors and Executive Board of the New Mexico Music Educators’ Association and currently serves as Percussion Facilitator for the All-State performing ensembles. In addition to her activity in the New Mexico Music Educators’ Association, Ms. Towry is a member of the Texas Bandmaster’s Association, Texas Music Educators’ Association, Tau Beta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Iota, Phi Beta Mu, and Phi Kappa Phi. She is the Past-President of the New Mexico chapter of Phi Beta Mu, national honorary bandmaster’s fraternity, and is a member of the NMAA State Concert Band Contest Advisory Board.

Ms. Towry was named the Los Alamos Public Schools’ “Teacher of the Year” for 1999-2000. She was the Cimarron Municipal Schools’ “Teacher of the Year” in 2007 and 2011, and was the 2011 National Federation of High Schools “Outstanding Music Educator” for the state of New Mexico. In 2012 she was named “New Mexico Music Educator of the Year.”  Ms. Towry was inducted into the NMMEA “Hall of Fame” in January of 2015.

Pam is married to Russell Church who is the Environmental Compliance Director & Special Projects Manager for the Town of Red River, where they reside.

Phone: 575-376-2241, x 331 Office

575-377-6991, x 451 Eagle Nest

Email: ptowry@cimarronschools.org Cimarron Schools
165 N Collison Ave Cimarron NM 87714