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December, 18, 2024
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM




Aaron Rex

Aaron Rex

Johnnie Green

Johnnie Green

Weapons of Brass Destruction: A Fundamental Approach to Developing Middle School Brass Students

Clinic Synopsis:

This session will address many common practices that can hinder beginning and developing brass students, and share strategies to set all students up for success. Clinicians will help teachers adjust and adapt strategies for common instructional setups .

Aaron Rex - Biographical Information

Aaron Rex joined the Mason City Schools' band department in 2020. Originally from Perrysburg, Ohio, he received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Kent State University and Master of Music Education from Bowling Green State University. He currently team teaches the 7th and 8th grade bands, with a brass emphasis. Aaron also helps instruct the brass section of the William Mason High School Marching Band. Prior to coming to Mason, Aaron served as Director of Bands for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City Schools and Jackson City Schools in Ohio. Groups under his direction have consistently earned top level "Superior" ratings and have performed at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Professional Development Conference, Severance Hall in Cleveland, the Field Museum in Chicago, and Walt Disney World in Orlando. Aaron has been named a Semifinalist for both the Music & Arts Music Educator of the Year and the Grammy Music Educator Awards. Aaron is a sought after clinician having presented multiple clinics at the OMEA Professional Development Conference, Complete Band Director Workshop, and was invited to present at the 2020 Midwest International Band & Orchestra Clinic. In addition to teaching, Aaron has also served on various committees and as a district officer for OMEA, co-directs the University of Cincinnati Community Band, and is an active arranger and drill writer for marching bands in Ohio. He holds memberships in the American School Band Directors Association, Ohio Music Education Association, and Kappa Kappa Psi Honorary Band Fraternity.

Johnnie Green - Biographical Information

Mr. Green is a Band Director for Mason City Schools where he coordinates all beginning Brass classes in addition to serving as Visual Caption Head and Brass Staff for the 11 time BOA Grand National Finalist William Mason HS Marching Band. Mr. Green is also a founding member of PBSL-USA of Austin, TX, providing a unique and meaningful approach for developing student leadership in fine arts programs. Prior to his appointment at Mason, he served as Associate Director of Bands at Lehman High School in Hays CISD in Kyle, TX. Mr. Green is a recipient of the Texas UIL Sponsor of Excellence award and was named as a Quarter-Finalist for the Grammy in Music Education. Mr. Green’s ensembles have also been recognized as “Commended Winners” in the Foundation for Music Education’s Citation of Excellence. A native of Danville, IL, Mr. Green grew up with a strong background in music. He has performed at Carnegie Hall for the National Youth Performance Debut Series, and as principal trumpet in the first BOA Concert Band under the direction of William D. Revelli and Tim Salzman. Mr. Green studied trumpet with Dr. Amy Gilreath at Illinois State University, and with Dr. Jonathan Gresham at Northern Kentucky University and performed as a member of the NKU Faculty Brass Quintet. His additional teachers have included Parker Melvin, Michael Tunnell, Judith Saxton, and former Principal Cornet of The United States Marine Band, Richard Lehman. Mr. Green performed in the The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, earning the 1992 DCI World Championship.