Centerville High School Band Director
Brandon Barrometti has been teaching at Centerville High School since 2007. His responsibilities include directing the Wind Symphony, Concert Band, and Marching Band as well as assisting with the Symphonic Band. In addition, he also teaches Basic Music Theory and oversees the Basketball Pep Band and Pit Orchestra. Under his direction, The Centerville High School Wind Symphony has performed at the 2010 Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference, and has also been a Featured Ensemble at the Music for All National Concert Band Festival in 2013 and 2017. The award-winning marching band, “The Centerville Jazz Band”, has been a consistent Bands of America Grand National Semi-Finalist, and was most recently a Finalist in 2008 & 2009. During his tenure, the band has been named a BOA Regional Champion three times, and the Midstates Band Association Open Class Champion two times. In 2010, Mr. Barrometti was awarded the Black and Gold Award of Excellence by his peers at CHS. He was also inducted into the Centerville Education Foundation Hall of Fame in 2017. Prior to teaching in Centerville, Mr. Barrometti was the Assistant Band Director at Stephen F. Austin High School in Sugar Land, Texas from 2005-2007. Mr. Barrometti participated in the 2006 Music for All National Concert Band Festival with the SFA Honors Band.
Mr. Barrometti received his Bachelor in Music Education degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He also earned a Master in Conducting (Music Education) degree from the University of Houston, where he studied with David Bertman, Tom Bennett, and the legendary Eddie Green. Mr. Barrometti was involved with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps for nine seasons from 1999-2007. During his time as a marching member (1999-2002), he was named the corps’ Rookie of the Year, Steve Brubaker Scholarship Recipient, Cavalier of the Year, and was the Drum Major for the 2002 corps. As a brass instructor (2003-2007), he was a part of a team of educators and mentors who are recognized as having a profound impact on the drum corps activity. The Cavaliers were named the Drum Corps International World Champions 5-times during his marching and teaching career (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, & 2006), and received the Jim Ott Award for High Brass Performance twice (2002 & 2006) .
His professional affiliations include the Ohio Music Education Association, Texas Music Education Association, and the National Association for Music Education. He is also an alumni member of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity. Mr. Barrometti is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and currently resides in Centerville with his wife Kristi (who teaches 4th grade in the district), son Connor, daughter Sofia, and their dog Chewie.
Centerville High School Assistant Band Director
Scott Gasaway grew up in Centerville, OH and is a 2006 graduate of Centerville High School. While he was a student at CHS, he was a member of the dynamic band program (under the direction of Wayne Markworth) participating as a member of the Centerville Jazz Band, concert bands, and jazz ensembles. He also performed in the pep band, musical productions and performed as a member of the Ohio Music Education Association All-State Jazz Band.
Since graduating from Centerville, Mr. Gasaway continued his path in music in Boston, MA at the prestigious Berklee College of Music where he was a recipient of the World Tour Scholarship and the Korg Endowed Scholarship studying and earning a bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a concentration in saxophone. He had the honor of studying under saxophonist Dino Govoni and saxophonist/clarinetist Shannon LeClaire. While in Boston, he performed and recorded with jazz, soul and funk bands all through the city. In addition to performing with these bands, he has had the honor of performing with Oscar Stagnaro, Victor Mendoza, Rob Parton, Rick VanMatre, Greg Abate, Gary Smulyan and Grammy nominated saxophonist Alex Han.
As an educator, Mr. Gasaway was the Band Director at Hull High School in Hull, MA from 2011-2012, where he started a band program from scratch. He then went on to become the Band Magnet Director at Stivers School for the Arts in Dayton, OH from 2012-2018, where he directed bands in grades 7-12 and co-directed the Philharmonic Orchestra. During his tenure, the Wind Ensemble consistently earned superior ratings at Ohio Music Education Association adjudicated events, the Philharmonic Orchestra earned superior ratings at OMEA State and the Jazz Orchestra has participated in the Essentially Ellington competition, performed for TEDtalk events, performed at the OMEA Professional Development Conference in 2017, and opened for Motown legend, Smokey Robinson.
Mr. Gasaway is an active member of the Ohio Music Education Association and the National Association for Music Education. He is also a member of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Education Committee and enjoys discussing jazz in the community as a member of the Jazz Advocate board. He also enjoys teaching saxophone and performing with bands in southwest Ohio. Mr. Gasaway is grateful for where life has taken him and attributes his career in music and as an educator to the highly inspirational teachers and directors that he had the honor of being taught and mentored by. His foundations built in Centerville have come full-circle and he is honored to be continuing the tradition of excellence.
Magsig Middle School Band Director
Josh Carpenter is the band director at Magsig Middle school. His responsibilities include 6th -8th grade band and Jazz Ensemble at Magsig as well as working with the Concert Band and Symphonic Band in the high school. Mr. Carpenter started the Middle School Percussion Ensemble in 2017 and helps part time with the High School Marching Band (The Centerville Jazz Band), Jazz Ensembles, and Winter Drum Line.
After graduating from Carlisle High School, Mr. Carpenter joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he performed as a member of the percussion section with the 1st Marine Division Band. While in the military he performed with the Ceremonial Band, Concert Band, and Dixieland Band including performances in Disneyland, San Francisco, Hollywood, San Antonio and the Ronald Reagan Memorial Library. As a Marine, he spent six months in Fallujah, Iraq where he earned the Operation Iraqi Freedom Medal and Combat Action Ribbon.
Mr. Carpenter holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Studies from Miami University and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Wright State University.
Mr. Carpenter spends his free time with his wife Chelsey and daughter Eliza doing outdoor activities such as rock climbing, mountain biking, and slack lining.
Tower Heights Middle School Band Director
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Watts Middle School Band Director
Sheila Reynolds has taught band in Centerville City Schools since 1987. As the Watts Middle School Band Director, she teaches 6,7,8 Grade Band, Jazz Band, 8th Grade Instrumental Music, and works with the student lead Jazz Combo. Other responsibilities include assisting with the CHS Concert and Symphonic Band as well as assisting with the Centerville Youth Orchestra. Mrs. Reynolds plays locally with the Hauer Music Swing Band and has conducted bell choirs at her church. Other groups Mrs. Reynolds has directed are Winditude, Chamber Elks, and the Watts Middle School Pep Band who have played at the Dayton Dragons Baseball Games and the Dayton Bombers Hockey Games.
Mrs. Reynolds received her bachelors in Music Education from Bowling Green State University, her Masters in Reading from the University of Dayton and post graduate hours from various music symposiums and universities.