Current Grain Valley Bands staff member Travis Barzee has been promoted to Director of Bands for Grain Valley Schools beginning in the 2020-21 school year.
“For three years, we have been able to witness first hand Mr. Barzee's ability to work with and raise the level of our students abilities and efforts. We have no doubt that under the tutelage of Mr. Barzee, the Grain Valley Eagles Band will continue to be one of the top band programs in the state if not the entire country,” Dr. Jeremy Plowman, Grain Valley High School Principal said.
Grain Valley Bands will also welcome Alex Kirby to its staff in 2020. Currently, Kirby teaches for the Fayette School District. At Fayette, Kirby leads all concert bands grades 5-12, 7-8th grade marching band, high school marching band, and high school jazz band.
Kirby is a graduate of Central Methodist University, where he was principal tuba and a member of the Missouri All Collegiate Band. He will also complete his master degree from Kansas State University summer 2020.