Christopher Dean

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Director of Bands (Band I-IV I Percussion I-IV)

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Mr. Dean attended Valley Center High School and was a member of the VCHS drumline, serving as drum major for two years. He has been playing the piano and organ at St. Jude's Catholic Church since 4th grade where his love for music began. Mr. Dean is an accompanist at St. Joseph, St. Jude, St. Vincent de Paul, and St. Catherine of Siena Parishes. Mr. Dean studied piano at Wichita State University as a student of Dr. Andrew Trechak.  He was a member of the WSU Concert Band and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He traveled with the wind ensemble to play in Carnegie Hall in New York City to premier works by Dr. Dean Roush and Dr. Walter Mays. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2012, graduating with honors.

He's looking forward to another exciting year with the Screamin' Eagles Marching Corps!

Ryan Standing - Drumline Instructor

Mr. Standing graduated from the Goddard High School district in 2009. From 2009, Mr. Standing went on to be accepted into Oklahoma State University's percussion studio and drumline, where he actively taught in the surrounding areas and studied under Professor Wayne Bovenschen and Stuart Langsam. During his two years at Oklahoma State University, Mr. Standing was also selected for a position in The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps in the summer of 2011, where he was able to study under percussive greats such as Glen Crosby and Murray Gusseck. In addition to marching percussion performance, Mr. Standing has quite an extensive concert percussion performance repertoire, including performances at KMEA and OMEA with ensembles such as the Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble. Currently, Mr. Standing is finishing his degree in Percussion Performance and Education at Wichita State University, actively studying with Professor Gerald Scholl.

 

Brittney Taylor - Color Guard Instructor

As a performer, Brittney has appeared first in the Maize High School color guard. In the winter, she performed on the only competitive winter guard in Kansas; ICT Independent. She also has marched a great season with the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps. Over the past couple years, she has worked with a couple other marching programs including Derby and Wichita North. She is also currently a student at Wichita State and working on a degree in Speech Pathology. By nature, Brittney is a competitive person who hopes to grow the marching and color guard program every season!