Mr. Tony Wise - Band Director
Mr. Wise was born and raised in Troy, Ohio. He began his musical studies at age eight on the piano and quickly moved on to the trumpet. After a year and a half with the trumpet, he was introduced to the euphonium by his band director, Mr. Don Jenkins. By the 8th grade he was earning superior ratings on euphonium solos and brass ensembles. In high school Mr. Wise performed with the Sidney (Ohio) Civic Band, Piqua Community Band, the Troy Community Band, and sat first chair in the District Band his Junior and Senior year.
Mr. Wise earned a Bachelors of Music Education Degree from Morehead State University (Cum Laude), Masters of Secondary Education from Indiana University Southeast (Summa Cum Laude), and completed the Educational Leadership program at Indiana University Southeast. While at Morehead State University, Mr. Wise served as the low brass section leader, principal euphonium for the MSU Symphonic Band, principal euphonium for the MSU Tuba/Euphonium ensemble, and was hired by MSU as a Music Theory/Listening tutor. In 2002, Mr. Wise was invited to perform at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference with the World’s Honor Tuba/Euphonium ensemble in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Mr. Wise has studied the Euphonium with Don Jenkins, Stacy Baker, and Earl Louder who studied with the renowned euphonium soloist, Leonard Falcone. He has studied conducting under Dr. Richard Miles, former Director of Bands at Morehead State University and Professor Don McMahel, former Director of Bands at Indiana University Southeast.
Mr. Wise is the Band Director at Oldham County Middle School in Buckner, Kentucky. His bands have received numerous Distinguished ratings in both Kentucky and Ohio. In his spare time, Mr. Wise enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, watching movies, and playing golf.
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Mr. Brad Rogers - Band Director
Brad Rogers is currently serving in his twenty-ninth year as band director at Oldham County High School. Prior to coming to OCHS in 1987, he held positions at Oakland High School (Murfreesboro, TN), Central High School (Columbia, TN) and Christian County High School (Hopkinsville). He is a 1978 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and holds a Masters degree from the University of Louisville.
Mr. Rogers’ bands have performed with distinction on the marching field and concert stage, consistently earning Distinguished ratings at events in Kentucky, across the eastern United States and in Canada. His current responsibilities include marching and concert bands at OCHS, teaching beginning band at OCMS, and a “zero-hour” AP Music Theory class.
Mr. Rogers has received numerous individual recognitions, including OCHS Teacher of the Year, KMEA District 5 High School Teacher of the Year, MTSU Band of Blue Hall of Fame, Ashland Oil Golden Apple Achiever Award (twice), the National Band Association Citation of Musical Excellence, and is the current KMEA President. He holds professional affiliations with KMEA/ MENC, National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Delta Kappa, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He has been a staff member with the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music European tour (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008,2010,2012, 2014, and 2016), is an active clinician, adjudicator, and private instructor (clarinet), and has been the conductor of the Oldham County Community Band since 1988. He has two grown daughters (both OCHS graduates), and resides in LaGrange with his wife, Patricia.
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Mr. John Gutermuth - Low Brass Instructor
John received his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education Degree from The University of Louisville. While at U of L, he was Drum Major of the Marching Band for 2 years, Principle Tuba in the Wind Ensemble, Concert Band and Brass Quintet. John was a member of Phi Mu Alpha, Omicron Delta Kappa, Nu Sigma Chi and Beta Theta Pi. He was the first brass student from Kentucky to attend The Tanglewood Music Festival, Summer Home of The Boston Symphony. While at Tanglewood for 2 seasons, he studied Tuba with Chester Schmitz and Neil Tidwell. John was also Principal Tuba with The Pierre Monteux Festival Orchestra for 1 season, and studied tuba with Arnold Jacobs and Bill Bell.
After graduating from U of L, John performed with The Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Ballet, The Kentucky Opera, Music Theatre Louisville and various shows. John currently operates his private music studio where he teaches euphonium and tuba, and judges various Solo and Ensemble Contests in Kentucky and Indiana. He continues to perform with The Rascals of Ragtyme, The Top Brass Quintet and with the orchestra at Westport Road Baptist Church.
John earned his Master Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, and retired form the Insurance Industry after 25 years of service, where he was District Claim Manager for Kentucky Farm Bureau. In addition to teaching low brass at OCMS, John served on the Board for the U of L School of Music Alumni Association, and was an Adjunct Instructor at Daymar College teaching Finance and Management.
Mrs. Emily McCord - Trumpet Instructor
Mrs. McCord earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Western Kentucky University, and a Master’s in Secondary Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has studied with Dr. Marshall Scott and Dr. Michael Tunnell. Mrs. McCord enjoys working with trumpet students of all ages and ability levels.
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