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Kent Baker

Mr. Kent Baker received his education at Illinois State University in Normal, IL, where he studied Music Education with Dr. Stephen K. Steele, and Horn with Dr. Joseph Niesler. He was the Director of Bands at Central Catholic High School, Bloomington, IL, directing Concert Band and Concert Choir.

Mr. Baker was a member of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dr. William Wilson.

He has also performed with the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, MD, and the Fairfax Wind Symphony, VA. He regularly performs with the Quintessential Brass Quintet playing the French horn and arranges music for them. Their CDs and charts can be found at www.trumpetunes.com

He is currently employed by The United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC, as a Master Sergeant with the Ceremonial Brass, the marching component of the band. He is a staff arranger/composer, an assistant Drum Major, and has written music performed on USAF Band CDs, and live on The Today Show, and Fox & Friends.

A native of Illinois, Mr. Baker has marched with and instructed such legendary Drum and Bugle Corps as the Belleville Black Knights, the Geneseo Knights, and The Cavaliers, where as a member of the brass staff, the corps won its first DCI Championship in 1992. He was a designer and instructor for Images Winter Guard from Normal Community High School, IL, from 1986-1996. They were a finalist at Winter Guard International (WGI) regional competition 15 times across all Scholastic classes during his time there. Mr. Baker has judged for Drum Corps Midwest, WGI and Atlantic Indoor Association.

Mr. Baker is active as an arranger and drill writer for many successful high school marching bands. These bands have won numerous awards such as BOA Grand Nationals Semi-Finalist, BOA Regional Class Champion, BOA Regional Finalist, USSBA State Champion, Greater St. Louis Champion, Illinois State Class Champion, and VBODA Honor Band.

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James Madison High School - is located in Fairfax County, Virginia - A Suburb of Washington DC. 

Address: 2500 James Madison Dr. Vienna, Virginia 22181
Phone: (703)319-2300
Fax: (703)319-2397

Quick Contacts

 
Michael Hackbarth Director of Bands mshackbarth@fcps.edu
 
Dakota Kaylor Percussion Director djkaylor@fcps.edu
 
John Weeks Band Booster President president@jmhsband.org
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