The Pride of Grays Harbor
Meet the Staff
Ben Protheroe - Director
Ben Protheroe has been a musician on the harbor for many years. He began playing under his father’s instruction at a very early age. He continued his musical endeavors in high school as well as now in college. Ben currently attends Western Oregon University where he is working toward his Bachelors in Music and his Masters in Education. He has participated in many groups including the Grays Harbor Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Band, the WOU Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and the Western Hemisphere Combo. Ben has also founded some of the ensembles found on the harbor including the Hoquiam High School Percussion Ensemble, The Grays Harbor Blue Concussion Drumline and in 2010 the Grays Harbor Bearcat Band.
Rebecca Linne – Assistant Director
Rebecca has been in music from the time she was in middle school. Since her start at Elma High School she has advanced to Grays Harbor College and started teaching privately for woodwinds. February 14, 2008 she married Levi Linne who is a trumpet player from Hoquiam. In 2010 she began a new journey with the Dukes of Swing playing 2nd tenor. This year she was named as Assistant Director for the Grays Harbor Bearcat Pep Band and works along side Ben Protheroe. She continues to play and practice to become a better musician and help others become the best they can be. In the stands you can see her along side her husband playing or running around trying to solve problems and getting music to the band.
David Mills – Percussion Captian
David started his musical career in fifth grade on the trumpet and baritone, only to begin percussion in the sixth grade. David is now currently studying to get his Associates in Arts and transfer to a four year institution to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education. David is currently a member of the Grays Harbor Symphony Orchestra, The Grays Harbor College Jazz Band, and the Grays Harbor College Jazz Choir and as of 2012 named the Grays Harbor Bearcat Drumline Percussion Captain.