Christina Burton(Camardo) - Director of Bands
Christina Burton joined the Taylor High School band staff in the summer of 2017. Mrs. Burton joined Three Rivers teaching elementary general music for grades K-2 and as the assistant band director for the 6th grade band, 7th grade band, 8th grade band, and high school marching band. Prior to joining the Three Rivers Staff, Mrs. Burton taught general music and band at St. Jude School from 2012-2017. In Spring 2018, Mrs. Burton stepped into the role as Director of Bands.
Zack Strong - Assistant Director and Visual Director
Zack Strong joined the Taylor High School band staff in the spring of 2017. Mr. Strong recently completed his tenure with the Glen Este High School Marching Band where he was the assistant director and show designer for five years. He has been working with marching arts programs since 2009 in Kentucky and Ohio. Mr. Strong has also been a member of the visual staff for local programs including Turpin High School and Finneytown High School. Mr. Strong is the designer and director of the visual programs for the Yellow Jacket Marching Band and Guards.
Mr. Strong brought the Taylor HS Winter Guard back into competition in the winter of 2018 competing in MEPA and TMA.
In the Fall of 2018, Mr. Strong will be assisting with 6th and 7th grade bands. He continues to oversee the guard program as the director as well as the visual design.
Training and Certification:
Mr. Strong is a trained adjudicator in ISSMA, KMEA, and serves on panels for Tristate Marching Arts and the Mid-East Performance Association during the winter seasons. Mr. Strong was selected to teach with the George N. Parks Drum Major Academy in 2012; a renowned program that trains hundreds of student conductors every year. He has also served as a guest clinician for local programs aiding with their visual methods and color guards.
Daniel Groh - Percussion Instructor
Mr. Groh joined the staff in the summer of 2017 and oversees the marching drumline and front ensemble. He also arranges our battery percussion music.
Philip Bracke-Color Guard Instructor
Philip Bracke joined the staff in the summer of 2018 as the color guard instructor. He is a 2018 graduate of Simon Kenton High School and a current participant in Black Diamond Independent Guard. Philip currently works primarily on technique training and choreography for the Taylor Guard program.
Joe Wesche-Music Arranger/Show Design
Mr. Wesche is the band director at Turpin High School in the Forest Hills School District in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has been on the Yellow Jacket Marching Band design team since 2015. He has arranged and written drill for many groups in the tri-state area. View his website for more information!