Kevin J Taylor - Director of Bands and Choirs
Kevin Taylor is in his first year as the Director of Bands and Choirs at Newton Local Schools. He serves as the teacher for all ensembles within the music department.
Now entering his 10th year as an educator, Mr. Taylor graduated with his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Ashland University in 2005, and in 2007 earned his Master of Music degree while studying conducting with Dr. Joseph Allison at Eastern Kentucky University. Performing groups under his instruction have received numerous awards and achievements across the state, including Superior ratings in marching and concert genres of classes C, B, A, & AA.
Patrick O'Donnel - Drill & Visual Designer
Patrick J. O'Donnel is a visual marching band consultant and drill designer living in Boston, MA. He is originally from Miamisburg, OH and has marched three years with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps. Additionally, he has four years experience with the Bishop Watterson HS marching band staff, teaching visual, dance and guard. He attended Ohio State University for Psychology, Art, and Design, and is currently a graduate student at Northeastern University studying Information Design.
Sherry Keith - Pianist
Justice McClinton - Color Guard Instructors
Jackson Riffle and Tyler Olbermann - Percission Instructors
John Brennan & Kyle Thomas - Marching Band Arrangers