Ms. Grace Ishikawa
Ms. Ishikawa is the Director of Bands at John Adams High School and is in her third year of teaching. Although originally from Indianapolis, IN, she moved to Columbus, OH to study Instrumental Music Education at Capital University. Ms. Ishikawa received her undergraduate degree in May 2018. At Capital University, she studied the saxophone under Dr. Michael Cox and performed in the Symphonic Winds, under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey D. Gershman, the Saxophone Quartet, and organized the saxophone choir. She completed her student teaching with Mrs. Angela Davoll at Hilliard City Schools and Mr. Craig McTavish at Northcross Intermediate School in Auckland, New Zealand.
Mr. Kevin Graham
Mr. Graham is the Assistant Band Director at John Adams High School and is in his second year of teaching. He is originally from Dayton, OH but has spent most of his time in Northern Ohio earning his teaching license, bachelors, and masters degrees in Tuba performance from the University of Akron and Bowling Green State University. He had the privilege of performing with various groups such as Carolina Crown, touring in Japan with Blast! “The Music of Disney,” and as a guest solo artist at Terra State Community College. He has also taught many groups that have been able to achieve Music for All’s Grand National Championships Semi-Finals, Drum Corps International Finals, and “Excellent” ratings for both marching and concert band contests.