Mike Lehman, Band Director at Lake Park H.S., and his wife Linda, welcomed a daughter, Danielle Christine, on August 8th. She joins her 2 ½-year-old sister Jilly.
George Andrikokus, Band Director at Hinsdale M.S., and his wife Allison, welcomed a daughter, Clara Marie, on April 5th at 1:02 AM, weighing 7lbs. 9 oz., and measuring 21 inches long.
Lindsay North, Band Director at Royall H.S., along with her husband Adam and 2-year-old son Max, welcomed a son/brother, Henry Adam North, on June 24th, weighing 9 lbs. 5 oz., and measuring 21 inches long.
Our sympathies to the family and friends of Tim Estberg, beloved choir director at New Trier H.S. for the past 15 years, who passed away on August 28 after a recent cancer diagnosis.
Dan Evans, Band Director at Pardeeville H.S., welcomed his 5th child.
Jessica Allen, Orchestra Director at Carlsbad H.S., and her husband Robert, welcomed a daughter, Olivia, on June 11th.
Eric West, Choral Director at Defiance H.S., and his wife Jessica, purchased a new home.
Valerie DeTray, Choral Director at Kenton Ridge H.S., received her Master’s Degree from Capital University.
Bill Simpson, Band Director at Woodstock North H.S., was married to Greg Kraemer on June 4th.
Eric Richardson, retired Choral Director, received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Choral Directors Association.
Andrew Jacobi has been named the new Band Director at Ottawa H.S.
Sarah Rio, Administrative Sales Assistant at BRT, and her husband Tony, welcomed a daughter Lucy on August 10th, weighing 6 lbs., 1 oz., and measuring 19 inches long.
Myron Peterson, Band Director at Urbandale H.S., Married Mary Crandell, Band Director at Waukee M.S., on June 3rd.
Tom DiNuoscio, Band Director at Northeastern H.S., was married on July 1st.
Mike Lehman was named Director of Bands at Lake Park H.S.
Robert Davis, Band Director at Watkins Memorial H.S., purchased a new condo in downtown Columbus.
Brody McDonald, Choir Director at Kettering Fairmont H.S., was accepted to perform at the 2017 ACDA National Conference in Minneapolis, MN.
Beth Vaughn, Choir Director at Bowling Green H.S., was elected the Northwest Region Chair of the Ohio Choral Director’s Association.
Kirk Hickman was named Co-Director of Bands at Naperville North H.S.
Michael Dean, Choir Director at Beech Grove H.S., and his wife Abrianne, welcomed their first child, Jocelyn Arabella, on June 13th.
Rachel Sagona, Choir Director at Troy H.S., and her husband Jim, welcomed a daughter, Marie Rose, on April 12th.
Steve Sivak, Choir Director at Palatine H.S., will retire at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.
Jason Hawkins, Choir Director at Plainfield North H.S., and Bryan Kunstman, Choir Director at Kaneland H.S., cheered on the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Steve Stickney was named band director at Mount Mercy University. He has become the first full-time band director in the university’s history.
Trey Jacobs, Choral Director at Head Middle Magnet School (TN), was married to Thomas Locke on May 28th.
Mike Crandall, Sales Consultant at BRT, married Dr. Rich Schnipke, Director of Choral Activities at Xavier University, on May 21st.
Michael Mascari, Director of Orchestras at Whitney M. Young Magnet H.S., was named CYSO Concert Orchestra Conductor, and Dana Green, Director of Orchestras at Vernon Hills H.S., was named CYSO Debut Orchestra Conductor.
Gordon Krauspe, Choir Director at Wheaton Warrenville South H.S., will retire at the end of the school year.
Congratulations to Josh Waymire, Director of Bands at Valley H.S., and his wife Becca, on the birth of their son Joel on May 5th, 2016. Mom and baby are doing well.
Myron Peterson, Band Director at Urbandale H.S., is the Iowa Bandmasters Association President-Elect for 2016.
Myron Peterson, Band Director at Urbandale H.S., is engaged to Mary Crandell, Band Director at Waukee M.S.
Kevin Miller, retired Director of Bands at Schaumburg H.S. and current BRT Tour Director, cheers on the Cubs with his wife Michelle.
Candace Brown, Sales Consultant at BRT, and her Husband, Michael, welcomed a son, William Michael, on May 6, weighing 9 lbs., and measuring 21.5 inches.