BAND is under the direction of Mr. Jereme Frey from Fr. Ryan High School .
Jereme Frey, a graduate of the University of Tennessee, is in his 13th year as a Co-Director of Bands at Father Ryan High School. Jereme’s responsibilities include conducting the concert band and jazz band, arranging music for and directing the marching band, co-coordinating the
private lesson program, and teaching Music Theory I and AP Theory classes. In his time at Father Ryan the Marching Band has seen success on the local and national level, being named class champions and making finals at Bands of America Regionals, and making semi-finals at Bands of America Grand Nationals. The Concert Band has been awarded straight superior ratings in grade V literature at the Middle Tennessee State School Band and Orchestra Association concert festival, and the Jazz Band has performed at countless festivals and
local events including the Murfreesboro Jazz Festival. Jereme has been recognized as an outstanding teach by the Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts 3 times. He has served as the Middle Tennessee State School Band and Orchestra Association Jazz Chairperson for eight years, and also served as the State Jazz Chairperson for four years. Jereme is currently a member of the M.T.S.B.O.A. executive board. Jereme is a member of M.T.S.B.O.A., M.E.N.C., Phi Beta Mu, The American School Band Director Association, The Independent Schools Band Director Association, and the Catholic Schools Band Director Association. Jereme is an active judge and clinician, conducting the East Tennessee State
Band and Orchestra Association Blue All-East Sr. High Jazz Band and the M.T.S.B.O.A. Silver All-Mid-State Sr. High Jazz Band. Jereme also performs professionally both on saxophone and drum set. He has recorded three albums released through a Sony subsidiary, and has recording credits on saxophone with several local Nashville groups.
The band rehearsal schedule is as follows:
7th and 8th grade Band is from 8:05 - 8:50
5th and 6th grade Band is from 9:00 - 9:45
This is a music choice for all students in the Middle and Junior High Grades.
Requirements for this elective are as follows:
All students must provide their own instrument. If you need to rent one, Music and Arts Center in Cool Spring has instrument rentals for approximately $24.99 per month. Students should also bring a binder with 20 sheet protectors and pencils.