Mr. Robert Freeman

Robert Mitchell Freeman is the Associate Band Director at Northside Middle School, General Music Teacher at Southside Middle School in Muncie, Indiana, and Adjunct Low Brass professor at Bethel University in Mishawaka, Indiana. He began teaching instrumental music at East Noble Middle School his senior year of high school.

Mr. Freeman received his Bachelor’s in Music Education from Indiana University Purdue University of Fort Wayne. During his undergraduate degree he studied with Mr. Sam Gnagy and Mr. James Court. He received his Master’s in Music from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. During his graduate degree he studied with Mr. Sam Pilafian, who was one of the founders of the original Empire Brass and is credited as one of the co-authors of the Breathing Gym and Brass Gym.

Mr. Freeman has lead and assisted multiple bands to ISSMA and ABODA State Marching finals, Gold/Excellent ratings at Jazz and Concert band organizational ISSMA and ABODA festivals, along with instructing multiple students and student ensembles that made it to ISSMA State Solo and Ensemble festival throughout his 20 years of educating High School and Middle School students.

Mr. Freeman has had the privilege to perform and solo with multiple collegiate and professional ensembles here is an abbreviated list; the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, Elkhart Municipal Band (principal) and IUSB/Twin Cities Community Band (soloist).

Ms. Jennifer Bricker

Ms. Bricker has served as a middle and high school band director in the Newark City School District in Newark, OH since 2016. Ms. Bricker grew up in Newark and graduated from Utica High School. Prior to this position, she attended Capital University where she received her Bachelor of Music Degree in K-12 Music Education.

Outside of the classroom, Ms. Bricker teaches private brass lessons to students from all around the Central Ohio area. She also performs full-time with the Dublin Silver Brass Band, the Heisey Wind Ensemble, and part-time with the Grove City Community Winds.

Ms. Ali Carmignani

Ms. Carmignani is the Color Guard Instructor at John Adams High School and is in her first year of teaching. She is from South Bend and is a 3rd generation graduate of John Adams High School. She received her bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Ms. Carmignani has had the privilege of marching for nearly 10 years with many amazing groups such as, John Adams color guard, Legends Drum and Bugle Corp, and Marching Pioneers, as well as teaching a cadet winter guard in Oregon, Wisconsin.