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Kenneth Carpenter - Director of Bands and Orchestras
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  Mr. Carpenter is the Director of Bands and Orchestras at Stebbins High School. He is a graduate of Miami University where he received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education. Mr. Carpenter just completed his Masters Degree from the University of Dayton where he studied with Dr. Linda Hartley and Dr. Willie Morris. Mr. Carpenter began his teaching career in Bryan, Ohio (1998-2001) before moving on to become the Director of Bands for the Carlisle Local School District (2001-2008). While at Carlisle, the Carlisle High School Band received numerous awards including Superior Ratings at the State level in both marching band and concert band. In 2004, Mr. Carpenter was named one of the best teachers in Warren County by receiving the Warren County Project Excellence Award. In 2006, Mr. Carpenter directed the Carlisle High School Marching Band to place 3rd in the Nation in Class A at the Bands of America Grand National Championship. He is a native of Beavercreek, Ohio where he resides with his wife and two young sons.
 
Christina Smith - Choir Director
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  Mrs. Smith is the Director of Choirs for Mad River Local Schools where she has taught for fifteen years. She teaches the Concert Choir and Symphonic Choir during the day at Stebbins and also the pop a cappella group Down to the Wire after school. In addition to teaching choir, Mrs. Smith teaches a beginning music theory class.
An active member of OMEA, she is an adjudicator for both solo and ensemble and large group events. She has also served on several committees and as President of District 12 (Greene, Montgomery, and Clark counties). For the past three years, Mrs. Smith chaired the District 12 Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event at Stebbins.
When not at school, Mrs. Smith enjoys singing with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Choir and doing community theatre. In the past, she has sung the roles of “Maria” in West Side Story, “Narrator” in Joseph…Technicolor Dreamcoat, and “Maria” in The Sound of Music.
She resides in Beavercreek with her husband and two children.
 
Jessica Cramer - Asst. Band Director for Stebbins HS
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Mrs. Cramer is a graduate of Wright State University where she received a Bachelors Deree in Music Education. She also holds a Masters Degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. Mrs. Cramer started her teaching career as an elementary music teacher at Wellston City Schools. She then moved to the Cincinnati area and has taught middle school band, middle school orchestra, and has assisted competitive high school marching band programs at Middletown City Schools and Hamilton City Schools. Mrs. Cramer is an accomplished clarinetist who performs with the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, Sinclair Community Wind Ensemble, and The University of Cincinnati Alumni Community Band. A native of Chillicothe, Ohio, she now resides in Lebanon, Ohio with her husband Zach Cramer, music director and afternoon host at Dayton Public Radio, and her music loving dog, Bruckner.