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Shaun Owens, Director

In 2005 Shaun Owens was named Director of Bands for Bryan Station High School.  Mr. Owens is in his twenty sixth year of teaching with the Fayette County Public Schools, his fifteenth year at Bryan Station High School.  Prior to this assignment, he directed the Jazz Ensembles at Lafayette High School, was Director of Bands at Tates Creek High School and Assistant Director of Bands at Henry Clay and Bryan Station High Schools.  Additionally, he runs an expanding on-line commercial website (www.shawk.com) providing musical resources via the internet.

Mr. Owens received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Music Education from Eastern Kentucky University. He has been involved with the marching arts since 1975 and was a soloist for 10 years with some of the finest organizations in the world including the Madison Scouts of Madison, WI.  Mr. Owens has arranged and instructed music for many bands and drum & bugle corps throughout the United States.  He has 3 Drum Corps International World Championships, two as a soloist and one as a teacher.

Shaun Owens is currently the director of the Lexington Concert Band.  The band is made up of professional musicians who are members of the American Federation of Musicians.  The concert band performs for civic events in Lexington, as well as other public performances sponsored by the Music Performance Trust Fund.

Mr. Owens has served on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Music Educators Association as All-State Jazz Coordinator where he was responsible for selecting clinicians for the jazz clinics at the annual in-service conference as well as his duties in coordinating the All-State Jazz Ensemble.  He also serves as host for Fayette County Middle School Honor Bands and the KMEA District 7 High School Honor Bands.

A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Owens has been lead trumpet with professional and university big bands including Dennis Oliverís Madison Jazz Orchestra, the American Jazz Express and Lexingtonís Men of Note.  He has played for several heads of state including Jimmy Carter and George Bush, and has performed with Richard Davis, Don Menza, Wycliffe Gordon, Jeff Jarvis, John Stevens and Roger Pemberton.  He continues to maintain a regular performance schedule as a freelance trumpeter.

Mr. Owens lives in Lexington with his wife Krista, and their two sons, Harrison and Samuel. 

Dr. Sherry Baker, Associate Director

Sherry Baker was appointed Associate Director of the Bryan Station Band in 2017. She is in her 6th year of teaching band for Fayette County Public Schools and was previously Band Director at Crawford Middle School and Assistant Band Director at Leestown Middle School. She was named the District 7 Middle School Music Teacher of the Year in 2016-2017.

Before earning her Master of Arts in Teaching from Eastern Kentucky University in 2012, Dr. Baker was a college French horn teacher at several Universities and schools, including Centre College, Grand Valley State University, Arkansas State University, and the College of Mount St. Joseph. She earned her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Horn Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in 2010, a Master of Music in Horn Performance from Michigan State University in 1999, and a Bachelor of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Kentucky in 1997.

Dr. Baker has performed with numerous professional ensembles around the globe, including the Lexington Philharmonic, the Richmond Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Arkansas Symphony, the Owensboro Symphony, the Opera Festival of Lucca, Italy and the Battle Creek Symphony. She is currently a member of the Victory Brass, a brass quintet specializing in sacred music, in Lexington, KY.

Although Dr. Baker works hard as a teacher and musician, she deeply values time with her family, husband Michael Baker who is a Professor of Music Theory at the University and Kentucky, and children Jack and Lucy. She loves to read (especially detective novels), go to the movies, and swim.