Northmont City Schools Band Program

Meet Our Staff and Boosters

Brian Wissman

High School Band Director

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Brian was the Assistant Band Director for Northmont from 2008-2011 and is coming back to his alma mater. For the last five years, he has been with Troy City Schools directing several instrumental performance groups, as a classroom teacher, and with the marching band. He has extensive experience participating in state and regional marching band contests and as a musical director. While at Troy, Brian arranged marching band performances at the Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade (2012), London, England New Year's Day Parade (2014) and the concert band performance in Toronto, Canada (2016). Brian lives in the Northmont community and is "really excited to be back with the Thunderbolts".

office: (937)832-6033

email: director@northmontband.org

Mrs.Swank

Middle School and Elementary Band Director

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Mrs. Julie Swank is beginning her fifth year as part of Northmont Middle School staff. She is working on her 25th year at Northmont. Mrs. Swank is a graduate of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated with a degree in music education, horn emphasis. She also holds a master of elementary education from the University of Dayton and a Kodály certificate from the Kodály Center at Capital. She has taught at all levels including college, high school, junior high, and elementary, but currently teaches 6 - 8 band at Northmont Middle School School in Clayton, Ohio. She also teaches summer workshops and levels courses at Capital University as well as guest lecturer at the University of Dayton. She is the principle horn of the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra and has a private studio of 10 horn students. Her past students include professional horn players in the Dayton Philharmonic, Columbus Symphony and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She plays horn, trumpet, mellophone, E flat horn, lap dulcimer, violin, cello and piano. Julie has served as President and archivist of the Midwest Division of the Organization of American Kodály Educators and has presented sessions at the OAKE National Conference in 1999, 2000, 2003, and 2015. She has presented sessions at this Divisional Conference in 1997 and 2000, 2011, and 2013. She has presented chapter workshops in many cities including Omaha, Seattle, Dayton, Denver, Toledo, Bluffton, Columbus, Minneapolis, Chicago, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Detroit, Harrisonburg, Lincoln, Fairfax and Kansas City as well as state NAFME conferences in Colorado, New York and Ohio. She is a member of NAFME and the International Horn Society and has published a book of two part folk songs entitled, “Folk for Two”. She is the proud mother of two beautiful daughters, Lauren, 17 and Katie, 19.

office: (937)832-6731

email: jswank@northmontschools.net

Band Boosters Executive Board

President - Jeffrey Blair
email: president@northmontband.org

1st Vice President - Tom Bodiker
email: 1stvp@northmontband.org

2nd Vice President - Lee McKarns
email: 2ndvp@northmontband.org

3rd Vice President - Jennifer Kayser
email: 3rdvp@northmontband.org

Treasurer - Jana Hall
email: treasurer@northmontband.org

Assistant Treasurer - Kathleen Lorow
email: assttreasurer@northmontband.org

Student Accounts Coordinator - Amanda Williams
email: sac@northmontband.org

Secretary - Shanna Via
email: secretary@northmontband.org

Special Events Chair- Bill Clark
email: specialevents@northmontband.org

Special Events Co-Chair - Heather Clutter
email: se2@northmontband.org

Pit Boss - Darren Markins
email: pitboss@northmontband.org

Capital Campaign - Steve Drew
email: capcampaignnorthmontband@gmail.com

SCRIP - Jeannine Carey
email: scrip@northmontband.org

Dayton Dragons Coordinator - Gina Roberts
email: daytonconcessionsnorthmontband@gmail.com

Web Master - Rachel Hill
email: webmaster@northmontband.org