Directors of the Ohio University Marching BAND
DR. RICHARD SUK, DIRECTOR
Dr. Richard Suk is serving his 23rd year as Director of the Marching 110. He serves as Professor of Music Education in the School of Music, and also conducts the Symphonic Band and Varsity Band. A native of Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Suk received his bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his doctorate in music education from the University of Illinois. Prior to his appointment at Ohio University, Dr. Suk taught in the public schools in Mississippi and Alabama for ten years, where his bands received consistent superior ratings on the district and state levels.
Dr. Suk is a member of various professional and honorary societies including Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Pi Kappa Lambda. He is a recipient of the National Band Association’s Citation of Excellence and is active as an adjudicator and clinician.
MR. JOSHUA BOYER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Mr. Joshua Boyer is serving in his fifth year as the Assistant Director of the Marching 110. In addition to his duties with the Marching 110, he also conducts the University Concert Band and assists with courses in Music Education. A native of West Unity, OH, he holds three degrees from Ohio University, including a bachelor of music education, master of music education, and master of music performance in wind band conducting. A five-year member of the Marching 110, he served as the Field Commander during the 2007 season.
Mr. Boyer is an active drill writer and music arranger for high school and collegiate marching bands around the country. He holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, Ohio Music Education Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Pi Kappa Lambda, honorary membership in Tau Beta Sigma, and serves on the boards of the Ohio University School of Music and the Ohio University Marching 110 Society of Alumni and Friends.
DR. ANDREW TRACHSEL, DIRECTOR OF BANDS
Dr. Andrew Trachsel is serving in his eleventh year as Director of Bands at Ohio University. He is the conductor of the Wind Symphony, music director for the “Under the Elms” Summer Concert Series, Division Chair of Conducting and Ensembles, and is the Assistant Director for Recruitment for the School of Music. In addition, he teaches courses in wind literature as well as graduate and undergraduate conducting. A native of Carroll, Iowa, Dr. Trachsel received a bachelor of music education from Drake University and a master of music and doctor of musical arts, both in wind conducting, from the University of North Texas.
Dr. Trachsel holds memberships in the College Band Directors National Association, National Association for Music Education, Ohio Music Education Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda, Sigma Alpha Iota, and Tau Beta Sigma.