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Band, Choir, Music Theory

B.A., Maranatha Baptist University
M.M. Trumpet Performance, Marshall University

The 2016-2017 school year marks the beginning of my 20th year at GCS and my 23rd year of teaching experience. While here, I have taught the elementary, junior high, and high school bands, in addition to giving private instrument lessons. I Have coached middle school boys soccer and basketball, and currently assisted in varsity baseball program.  Prior to coming to Grace, I was the middle school band and choir director at Calvary Baptist Christian School in Watertown, Wi.
As a lifelong musician, I play all wind instruments, but trumpet is my primary instrument. I have performed with The Madison Brass, The 1st Brigade Band, The Mountain State Brass Band, The River Cities Orchestra, and currently,  The Huntington Symphony.
My wife, Jody is also a musician and plays all band instruments, as well as, piano. She assists with the elementary bands and is Grace Christian Schools elementary music teacher.  Jody accompanies many of my elementary band students at our WVCEA (West Virginia Christian Education Association) state fine arts festival.
We have two sons, Chris and Nathaniel. Chris has graduated with high honors from GCS and Nathaniel is currently a Junior.