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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

Landon Stanley
Percussion Instructor

Performance Experience:  Marched with the MTSU Band of Blue.

Teaching Experience: has been at SHS since 2022 teaching drumline, front ensemble, concert percussion, 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,
25+ yrs of high school marching band and winterguard instruction


Additional Staff Includes

Anna Cooper - Field Commanders

Taylor Belew - Color Guard

Emily Swafford - Flute

 Brenda Duke - Clarinet

Joran Morak - Saxophone

Robert Quallich- Trumpet

Emily Sholar- Horn

Reggie Coleman - Trombone

Isaac Dortch- Tuba

Ryan Fields & Ethan Wilson- Front Ensemble

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