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Oldham County High School was established in 1953 with the consolidation of LaGrange and Crestwood High Schools on its current campus in Buckner, Kentucky. Oldham County’s close proximity to Louisville and its reputation for outstanding schools have made it one of the fastest growing areas in Kentucky over the past half century.

The Oldham County High School Band program was formed in 1953 with the consolidation of La Grange and Crestwood High Schools into one building in Buckner, Kentucky. Eventually, rapid population growth from the mid-1970’s through the 1990’s resulted in the construction of South Oldham High School (1989), and North Oldham High School (2003).

brad rogers 533x800Brad Rogers is in his thirty-fourth year as band director at Oldham County High School in Buckner, Kentucky. Prior to coming to OCHS in 1987, he held positions at Oakland High School (Murfreesboro, TN; 1984-87), Central High School (Columbia, TN; 1981-84) and Christian County High School (Hopkinsville 1979-81). He is a 1978 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, holds a Masters degree in Music Education (1989) from the University of Louisville, and has completed additional coursework through Illinois State University and Vander Cook School of Music.

Mr. Rogers’ current teaching responsibilities include marching, concert, and jazz bands at OCHS, and assisting with the OCMS beginning band. The OCHS band has performed with distinction in a variety of venues, consistently earning Distinguished ratings at events in Kentucky, across the eastern United States and in Canada.

Mr. Rogers has received numerous individual recognitions, notably the National Band Association Citation of Musical Excellence (three times), and the Phi Beta Mu Outstanding Bandmaster in Kentucky (2012). He has been honored as one of 50 Directors Who Make A Difference by SBO Magazine (2015), is a John Philip Sousa Society Legion Laureate, and a Rotary Club International Paul Harris Fellow. He was recognized in 2019 as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Middle Tennessee State University School of Music, and is a member of the MTSU Band of Blue Hall of Fame. He has served on the KMEA Executive Committee, 5th District representative to the Marching Band Council, KMEA Strategic Planning Committee, as the KMEA State Band Division chair (2008-2010), and as President of KMEA from 2015-2017. Professional affiliations include KMEA/NAfME, National Band Association, American School Band Directors Association, Phi Beta Mu, Phi Delta Kappa, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is a staff member with the Kentucky Ambassadors of Music, serving since its inception in 2000, is active as a clinician, adjudicator, and private instructor (clarinet), and performs regularly with the Louisville Concert Band/Chamber Winds Louisville. Mr. Rogers has also been the conductor of the Oldham County Community Band since 1989. He has two grown daughters (both OCHS graduates), and resides in LaGrange with his wife, Pat.

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