Our guiding principles:

 

Faith.

“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men.” (Colossians 3:23) We embody and celebrate our faith, taught through the Lasallian tradition. We build and nurture the strongest of bonds among students.

Music.

… is the vehicle we use to transform students lives.

We’ve received awards on a national scale, being selected to perform as semi-finalists at Bands of America’s Grand National Championships, placed in the top three numerous times at the Mid-States Band Association Championships, and have received numerous superior ratings at Ohio Music Educator Association adjudicated events.

Excellence.

We embody excellence, on and off the field.

 


Our faculty:

Brian J. Fischer – Director of Bands

Brian Fischer was raised in Milford, Ohio and attended Milford High School. He has a BA in Music Education from Miami University and a MA in Band Conducting from The American Band College.20150406_092251

He attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While there, he was involved in Wind Ensemble, Symphony Band, 1:00 Jazz Ensemble, Marching Band, and the Athletic Bands.

Mr. Fischer spent five summers on the road with different Drum and Bugle Corps. In 2001 he toured with Southwind. From 2002 – 2004 he toured with the Boston Crusaders.  In 2005 Mr. Fischer aged-out with the Seven-time world champion, The Cavaliers from Rosemont, Ill.

Brian began teaching at La Salle High School in 2007 and since then has propelled the band to consistent Superior ratings in class C, B, and A at OMEA Large Group Events. In addition, the band is now a consistent top 3 finisher at MSBA Championship Events. In 2011, the Pride of La Salle was the BOA Mason Regional Class A Champion, as well as a 2011 Grand National Semi-Finalist. In 2012 the Marching Band was again named a Semi-Finalist at Bands of America Grand Nationals. The Pride of La Salle was named MSBA Class AA Champion in 2012 and Class AAA in 2015.

Brian has affiliations with Ohio Music Education Association, honorary music fraternities Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Kappa Kappa Psi. He lives in Pleasant Ridge with his wife, Megan (also a former high school band nerd) and his two children, Archer and Elsa.

Thomas Sparling – Assistant Director / Director of Percussion

Thomas graduated from Miami University in 2009 with degrees in Music Education, Music Performance, Music Composition and a minor in Arts Management.  While at Miami, he performed with many of the available ensembles including Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, and Global Rhythms.  These ensembles gave him the privilege of performing alongside Anthony Cirone, Srinivas Krishnan, Jeff Queen, and Steve Houghton.

He has taught privately since 2005 and has been an instructor at William Mason HS, Centerville HS, Bellbrook HS, Kettering Fairmont HS, Northmont HS, and La Salle HS where he is currently the Percussion Director.  In addition to teaching, he spends much of his time writing music and drill for groups in Ohio and Indiana.

Thomas marched bass drum with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps (2006), and Rhythm X (2006-2009).  He was on the percussion staff for the Glassmen (2012), Matrix IMPE (2013) and Capital City Percussion (2013).  He is a Vic Firth Education Artist as well as a REMO Artist.

Tim Coady – Guard Director

Tim Coady was born and raised in the St. Louis area. While living in Missouri, Tim performed with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps and the Pride of Missouri State winter guard. After moving to Ohio, Tim broadened his horizons at Zydeco Colorguard, where he was honored with being the 2014 Member of the Year, and the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps, where he served as colorguard captain for the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Tim has a passion for inspiring students through colorguard, and has worked with programs across six states in the Midwest. He has been involved with other awarded programs such as Kickapoo High School (MO), Centerville HS (OH), and Kings HS (OH).

Tim currently resides in Miamisburg, Ohio, serving as a colorguard educator in the Miami Valley area. In addition to directing the Miami University Colorguard, he is a co-director of the La Salle High School Colorguard and Winter Guard, as well as a choreographer for the 2013 MidStates Band Association Class AAAA Champion- Kings High School.

Katie Dillman – Brass / Visual
Chris Meeks – Brass / Visual
James Wiederhold – Woodwinds
Zach Strong ’13 – Drumline Tech
Jake Prus ’14 – Front Ensemble Tech
Cara Unger ’12 – Assistant Guard Director
Kelly O’Shaughnessey ’12– Guard Tech
Krista Kohring – Jr. Guard / Guard Tech
Luke Stoner ’14 – Website Manager