Band Directors and Staff

Mr. Richard Lutz
Director of Bands

Education: Bachelors of Science in Education (Music) from Tennesse Tech University

Teaching Experience: started teaching in 1980, has been at SHS since 2000

Primary Instrument: Trombone

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Mr. Ben Reagh
Assisstant Director

Education: Bachelor of Music (Education) from Tennessee Tech University

Teaching Experience: started teaching in 2003, has been at SHS since 2003

Primary Instrument: Horn

Phil Wilson
Percussion Instructor

Performance Experience:  Marched with the MTSU Band of Blue and the Back Gold Drum and Bugle Corp (DCI).  Is a freelance performer and recording artist in Nashville, specializing in all styles on the drum set, and is currently sponsored by Innovative Percussion.

Teaching Experience: has been at SHS since 2010 teaching drumline, front ensemble, concert percussion, private lessons, and percussion ensemble.

Mike Embry
Guard Instructor

Performance Experience: Marched with the Murray State University Racer Band, Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corp, and performed with the Paducah Symphony and Jackson Symphony.

Teaching Experience: Murray State University Racer Band, Western KY University Big Red Marching Band, Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corp,
26 yrs of high school marching band and winterguard instruction


Additional Staff Includes

Lindsey Mears- Field Commanders

Sarah Hoff- Flute

 Philip Simpson- Clarinet

Philip Simpson - Saxophone

David Hobbs- Trumpet

Tara Johnson- Horn

Reggie Coleman - Trombone

Jason Gospoderek- Tuba