A native of Christian County, Mr. Bryant is in his fifth year as band director
of MNH. Prior to working at MNH, he was the assistant director at Paul Laurence Dunbar
HS (2000-2001); director at East Jessamine HS (1998-2000); Mercer County HS (1988-1998);
and Todd Central HS (1985-1987). His marching bands at Mercer County, East Jessamine,
and MNH have reached the state finals at the KMEA State Championships in 1991, 1995,
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, and 2002. His band at Mercer County won the State Championship
in 1996, while his band at MNH was the preliminary State Champion and finals State
Runner-Up in 2002. In addition, his bands have been Bands of America Regional Finalists
(Mercer County) and placed among the top five Class A bands at the 1997 Bands of
America Grand Nationals. His bands at Mercer County, and East Jessamine accumulated
18 grand championships. Mr. Bryant's concert bands have consistently been rated Distinguished
at Regional and State Concert festivals, this past year earning a Distinguished Plus.
A native of Owensboro, KY, received his BME (1994) and MME from Murray State University
(2004). Mr. Emerson began his teaching career in Owensboro at Audubon Elementary
School and Apollo High School. In 1995 Mr. Emerson began teaching for the Hopkins
County School system and is currently working with Madisonville North Hopkins High
School and James Madison Middle School Bands. James Madison Middle school currently
has 42% of the student body involved in the instrumental music program. The 8th
grade band has received a distinguished rating eight times at KMEA large ensemble
festival since the school opened in 1995. Madisonville North Hopkins High School
Band includes the following successful offerings for students: Marching Band, Symphonic
Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and Chamber Winds.
A native of Tell City, Indiana, Mr. Adams is in his tenth year as Band Director
at Browning Springs Middle School and MNH assistant. He graduated from Murray State
in 1996. During his collegiate years, Mr. Adams was a percussion major. He was 1st
chair Wind Ensemble and featured soloist with the Percussion Ensemble. He also served
as President of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Chairman of Campus Lights productions.
In 1996, he received the MSU "Outstanding Senior Man in Music" award. Under
his direction, the band at BSMS has grown to involve just under 40% of the student
body, and has received six consecutive distinguished ratings at KMEA Concert Band
A Central City native, Mr. Jones is in his tenth year as Colorguard Director at
MNH. Mr. Jones graduated Bremen High School and attended Kentucky Wesleyn as a Music
Education Major. While at KWC, Mr. Jones was a member of Phi Mu Alpha fraternity
and served as Music Educators National Conference (MENC) President for two years.
He was also a member of the Bluegrass Senior Drum and Bugle Corp.