Congratulations to Rebecca Shipley for being named the East Central District #7 Music Educator of the Year. A well deserved honor, for a fantastic music educator.
EC7 Music Educator of the Year
EC7 Board Meeting 1/29/22
East Central Officer Elections
Below is the link for voting in the 2022 East Central Officer Elections, that will go live January 29th- Saturday morning and be open until 8:10 am.
In order to vote: You will need to enter your first and last name and your NAfME number. Here is the link for voting that will go live January 29th- Saturday morning and be open until 8:10 am.
Ec7 Nominee List
Darrell Boyer is currently the Director of Bands in the De Soto #73 School District, he oversees the operations of the 6-12 Band program. His teaching responsibilities include directing the Dragon Pride Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, two curricular Jazz Bands, and the Guitar program. At De Soto, Mr. Boyer has served on the Technology Committee, District Leadership Committee, and as a PD Facilitator. In these roles, he has worked on developing professional development for teachers, helped develop a technology badging system, and presented several sessions to assist teachers in learning new technology skills.
As a part of the East Central District Mr. Boyer has served as the ECD7 MS Jazz Vice President and is currently the Webmaster. During his time as the MS Jazz VP he oversaw the update of Jazz audition materials, which introduced improvisation to the MS Jazz audition. As the Webmaster for the East Central District he maintains the website and aids in registration and audition process, helps set up district mailing lists, and organizes and maintains the district Google Drive folders. Mr. Boyer has also presented professional development sessions during the East Central PD Day including: Developing a 5 Year Plan, Branding your Band, and Recruiting and Retention.
Darrell received his Bachelors in Music Education at Missouri State University, Masters in Educational Technology from Southeast Missouri State University, Specialist in Educational Leadership from William Woods University. He currently resides in Bonne Terre with his wife Samantha and two children Mia and Cameron.
A New York state native, Mrs. Lydia Hill holds her Bachelor of Arts in Music (minor in Art), and Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from Lee University. Lydia continued post-graduate studies at the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership at Walden University before pausing for her most important role - mom. Lydia plans to complete her Ed.S. Educational Leadership/Administration Certification program. Most importantly, she is a strong advocate for the performing and visual arts as a soloist, clinician, presenter, educator, and freelance artist. Her stage credits include numerous operatic and musical theatre roles. Professionally, she has performed with the Choral Arts of Chattanooga, the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus and has been the featured soprano soloist for Honegger's King David, Handel’s Messiah, Haydn's Missa brevis in F, and Shubert’s Mass in G. Most notably, she performed Brahms’ Ein deutches Requiem at Carnegie Hall in New York City under the direction of Maestro, John Rutter. Lydia has been a performing and fine arts educator in the Fox C-6 District for 14 years, where she has directed, produced, and designed numerous productions for the Fox District. She was the founding Choir and Drama Director at Antonia Middle School before moving to the Fox High School Choral Program in 2014, a position she currently holds. In 2020, she was the choral clinician for the MAJHAA Honors Choir and is an active member of NAfME, MMEA, MSTA/CTA. She and her husband, Matt, reside in the Arnold area with their 2 children.
HS Band VP
As Director of Bands at Windsor High School, Jacob Bubb directs the Golden Brigade Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, two Jazz Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble, Beginning Brass Class, assists with 8th grade Cadet Band, and Windsor Indoor (WGI Winter Winds). During his time at Windsor, enrollment in the high school band program has grown by 50%, the Golden Brigade has earned numerous first and second place finishes at local regional marching band competitions, and added a second Jazz Ensemble. He also plays with the St. Louis Wind Symphony.
Jacob began his career in education in 2015 as the Director of Bands for the McLouth (Kansas) School District, where he led the 5-12 instrumental music program. At McLouth, his duties included directing high school marching band, concert band and jazz band, along with middle school concert and jazz bands, and the elementary beginning band. During his three years at McLouth, the band program had significant enrollment growth, earned exemplary I ratings at large ensemble festival, and the bands traveled to Chicago and New Orleans.
Jacob earned a Bachelors in Music Education from the Conservatory at University of Missouri - Kansas City, where he studied euphonium with Tom Stein and performed under the batons of Steven D. Davis and Joseph Parisi in the Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble. In addition to his schooling, he served as the Operations Assistant for the Youth Symphony of Kansas City, organizing weekly rehearsals for the 300+ member program, and assisting in the planning of performances at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, Midwest Clinic, and international tours to Ireland, Austria, and Germany.
HS Choral VP
HS Jazz VP
Tommy Perry is currently the Director of Bands at Fox High School in Arnold, Missouri and previously the Assistant Band Director in the Warren Co. R3 School District. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Music Education from Missouri State University and a Master's Degree in Music Education from Central Washington University through the American Band College.
During his tenure as Director of Bands at Fox, he has instructed the Marching, Symphonic, Concert, and Pep Ensembles, three curricular Jazz Ensembles. as well as an AP Music Theory class. In addition to this, he has also had the pleasure of serving the ECD7 as the High School Jazz VP for the past two years. Mr. Perry currently resides in Hillsboro with his wife, Kaitlyn, and three cats. In his spare time, he thoroughly enjoys hunting, hiking and playing his trumpet.
MS Band VP
Ryan Staines is in his fourth year as the Assistant Band Director in the Windsor C-1 School District, where he leads the middle school band program of over 200 students.
At Windsor Middle School, Ryan teaches Beginning Woodwinds and Beginning Percussion, leads the 7th Grade Junior Band, and co-teaches the 8th Grade Cadet Band. At Windsor High School, he leads the Symphonic Band, directs Windsor Indoor (WGI Winds), and co-teaches High School Percussion and the Golden Brigade Marching Band.
Ryan earned a Bachelors of Arts in Music and Master of Arts in Education from Truman State University, where he studied trumpet with Dr. Gregory Jones and Dr. Eric Dickson. As a member of Truman's band program, he was under the direction of Mr. Dan Peterson and Dr. Curran Prendergast, performing at a College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) regional convention and Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA) state convention.
In the greater musical community, Ryan is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and directs an ensemble in both the Winter Guard International (WGI) and Central States Percussion Association (CSPA) circuits. He currently plays with the St. Louis Wind Symphony as a member of the trumpet section. He is also an alumnus of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, previously serving as Truman's chapter President.
MS Choral VP
MS Jazz VP
Mr. Schroyer earned his Bachelors of Music Education from Eastern Illinois University and his Masters in Music Education from Vandercook College of Music. Mr. Schroyer has been a public school band director since 2005. He has been in charge of beginning, middle, High School, and jazz programs. He is currently the Director of Bands at Fox Middle School, and assists at Fox High Schoool.
Jon Logan currently serves as an Elementary Music Specialist at Marthasville and Augusta Elementary in the School District of Washington. Additionally he conducts the Bluejay Singers at Marthasville/Augusta. Prior to coming to the East Central District, he taught middle school and high school choir in Owensville and in the Warrensburg area for several years.
In the West-Central District he served as 5-6 Honor Choir Vice-President for two years where he organized the 5th and 6th honor choir as well as helped organize professional development opportunities for elementary and middle school teachers in the district. He earned a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance from Northwest Missouri State University and a Master’s in Choral Conducting from the University of Central Missouri. At UCM, he conducted the Women’s Choir and co-conducted the Concert Choir. He currently serves the Missouri Choral Directors Association as the 7th-8th Grade Summer Honor Choir Coordinator. His professional memberships include NAfME, MMEA, ACDA, MCDA.
Aaron Bounds is in his fourteenth year as Director of Bands at East Central College. At ECC he has taught Music Appreciation, Jazz Combo, Jazz Band and Concert Band. Aaron has also developed and taught Rock & Roll Appreciation as well as Jazz Appreciation. Aaron has also conducted the Saint Louis University Concert Band for nine years. In 2006, Aaron received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and in 2008 he received his Master’s in Music, both from Missouri State University. During this time, Aaron also performed with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (2003, 2004). Since then, Aaron has had the honor to work with Missouri Lions Bands, Gold Drum and Bugle Corps and marching and concert festivals as a guest clinician and judge. Currently Aaron stays busy by balancing his local jazz combo and his family; Emily, Carl and Theodore.
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