About Our Team

 

Jeremy W. Parker – Director of Bands

jeremyparker@bixbyps.org

Jeremy W. Parker is the Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Music at Bixby Public Schools.   He oversees all aspects of the Bixby Bands.  He is the conductor of the High School Wind Ensemble, and director of the “Pride of Bixby” Marching Band.  He also conducts the BHS Trombone Choir, Trombone Octet, Tuba Euphonium Choir, and teaches the 6th Grade Brass at Central Intermediate.  Additionally, Mr. Parker assist with 7th grade brass class and instructs the HS Pre-Music Education Class.

Mr. Parker is a frequent clinician and adjudicator for marching and concert band, and he is one of the most sought-after drill designers in the state.  He plays trombone in the Starlight Bands and freelance opportunities.

His professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Oklahoma Bandmaster’s Association, Oklahoma Jazz Educators Association, and Oklahoma Music Educators Association.

 

Chris Walden – Assistant Director of Bands

cwalden@bixbyps.org

Chris Walden is Assistant Director of Bands at Bixby Public Schools and Coordinator of the Bixby Middle School Bands.  His duties include conducting the 8th Grade Band, 7th Grade Woodwinds, and 6th Grade Woodwinds at North Intermediate.

His professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Oklahoma Bandmaster’s Association, and Oklahoma Music Educators Association.

 

Geoffrey Anikienko – Percussion Coordinator

ganikienko@bixbyps.org

Geoffrey Anikienko is the Coordinator of Percussion Studies at Bixby Public Schools.  His duties include teaching every percussion student from 6th grade through 12th grade in the district.  He also conducts the BHS Percussion Ensembles and the BMS Percussion Ensembles.  Additionally,  Mr. Anikienko is a designer and arranger for the Pride of Bixby Marching Band.

Mr. Anikienko has diverse experience in percussion performance, from marching in Crossmen and Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps to playing percussion in professional symphony orchestras. His professional affiliations include Oklahoma Bandmasters Association and Oklahoma Music Educators Association.

 

Steven Collins – Associate Director of Bands

scollins@bixbyps.org

Steven Collins is Associate Director of Bands at Bixby Public Schools.  His duties include conducting the High School Symphonic Band, Middle School Jazz Ensembles, BHS Flute Ensembles, Middle School Beginning Band, and 6th Grade at Northeast Intermediate.  Mr. Collins also teaches HS Music Theory, AP Music Theory and assists with Pride of Bixby Marching Band.

Mr. Collins arranges music and warm ups for bands, and he is an adjudicator in Design Analysis for Winterguard & Percussion of Oklahoma.  Mr. Collins plays lead trombone for the Modern Oklahoma Jazz Orchestra and other freelance opportunities.  His professional affiliations include Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Oklahoma Bandmaster’s Association, Oklahoma Jazz Educators Association, and Oklahoma Music Educators Association.

 

 

Aaron Hutson – Assistant Director of Bands

ahutson@bixbyps.org

Aaron Hutson is Assistant Director of Bands at Bixby Public Schools and Associate Director for the Pride of Bixby Marching Band. His duties include designing and arranging music for the Pride of Bixby, as well as conducting the BHS Trumpet Choir, BHS Horn Choir and teaching brass at North Intermediate.  Additionally he is the conductor of the 7th Grade Concert Band.

Prior to his teaching at Bixby, Aaron Hutson performed with the the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps.  His music affiliation includes Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Oklahoma Bandmaster’s Association, and Oklahoma Music Educators Association.

Lara Davis – Assistant Director of Bands

ldavis@bixbyps.org

Lara Davis is Assistant Director of Bands at Bixby Public Schools.  Her duties include conducting the High School Jazz Ensemble, BHS Saxophone Ensemble, BHS Clarinet Choir, 6th Grade Woodwinds at Central Intermediate and Northeast Intermediate.  Ms. Davis also assists with the 8th Grade Band and the High School Wind Ensemble and the Pride of Bixby Marching Band.

Her professional affiliations include Oklahoma Bandmaster’s Association, Oklahoma Jazz Educators Association, and Oklahoma Music Educators Association.

 

Aaron J. Morton – Designer and Arranger for Bixby Bands

Aaron J. Morton is a designer for Bixby Bands. This includes writing drill, visual work, and creative audio and media for all facets of the program.
Prior to his teaching at Bixby, Aaron Morton worked for Coweta Bands.

 

 

Matt Sumner – Drum Major/Conducting Instructor for Bixby Bands

Matt Sumner is the Drum Major Instructor for the Pride of Bixby. This includes teaching conducting methods and visual work that the drum majors perform in the pregame and competitive shows.
Before teaching at Bixby, Matt Sumner was the drum major of the Pride of Oklahoma. His music affiliations include Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

 

 

 

Alex Price – Visual Coach, Brass Coach for Bixby Bands

Alex Price is a visual and brass coach for the Pride of Bixby. His duties include teaching and facilitating visuals and music on the field during rehearsal.
Prior to his teaching at Bixby, Alex Price performed with the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. His music affiliation includes Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

 

 

 

Emily Rillo – Colorguard and Winterguard Coach and Designer for Bixby Bands

 

 

 

Sarah Rillo – Colorguard and Winterguard Choreographer and Designer for Bixby Bands

 

 

 

Gavin Moore

 

 

 

 

Reilly Jacobs

 

 

 

 

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