Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 11, 2015
Meet The Band Directors
Band Boosters Event To Introduce New Band Directors
& Learn Preliminary Plans For
2015 Marching Program
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Rod Mackey
Head Band Director
Tyler Simmons
Assistant Director
Sam Blachly
Color Guard Director
Robert Early
Assistant Director
A good sized crowd of band member and parents met the new Collinsville Crimson Cadet directors at a band booster sponsored gathering Saturday evening at Sallee Field. Rod Mackey will head the directors. He is a Coweta HS graduate, a TU drum major, and taught band at Berryhill and Union. Robert Early is coming out of retirement to assist after band stints at Jenks, Putnam City and Claremore. Tyler Simmons is a 2010 Owasso HS grad and this will be his first band teaching job after his University of Arkansas degree. Sam Blachly is a 2012 Union graduate (where he was Mackey's student) and is currently at RSU. Sam will assist with the color guard this year.
The band boosters fed the gathering as they visited after a short summer break. Summer band will start July 27th.
Superintendent Lance West welcomed Rod Mackey as Collinsville's new band director.
Sam Blachly demonstrated some techniques to a few of the color guard members.
A friendly game of kick ball ended the event.

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July 11, Saturday - Sallee Field, 6:30 - 10 PM, MEET THE Band DIRECTOR
- Come enjoy hotdogs, catching up and playing a game of kickball
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If you have questions, please contact Sandra Green or Marsha Casebeer -- 6/24/2015
-- 2015-16 Band Booster Web Site

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