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Instrumental Music Staff

Our Instrumental Music Department is comprised of a group of outstanding, dedicated, and collaborative instructors that work together to create a rewarding and challenging musical experience for ALL students.
Director of Instrumental Music: John Lack
Associate Director of Instrumental Music, Director of Percussion: Joseph Avery
Associate Director of Instrumental Music, Director of Jazz: Tommy Fredrickson

Associate Director of Instrumental Music, Joey Neuenschwander
Director of Colorguard, Taylor Tucker


The Buchanan Concert Band program serves over 120 woodwind, brass, and percussion students in grades 9-12. Students are placed in one of two (2) co-curricular ability-based concert bands at Buchanan: Symphonic Band (6th) and Wind Symphony (6th). All band students also participate in the Buchanan Marching Band and have the opportunity to join in Symphony Orchestra.  

The Buchanan Marching Band program serves over 130 woodwind, brass, colorguard and percussion students in grades 9-12. This ensemble is the largest performing group at BHS.  All students enrolled in either concert band, percussion, or color guard are required to be in marching band.  


The Buchanan Orchestra program serves over 60 students in grades 9-12. Students are placed in one of two (2) co-curricular ability-based orchestras at Buchanan: String Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Wind Symphony. 

Jazz Band

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