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Gahanna Bands

Director Biographies

Rob Cebriak

Rob Cebriak

Rob Cebriak, Director of Bands at Gahanna Lincoln High School, is in his seventeenth year of teaching and ninth year in Gahanna-Jefferson Schools. Mr. Cebriak earned his BME from The Ohio State University in 1992 and his MM in performance from Ithaca College in 1997. Prior to serving as the Director of Bands at Gahanna Middle School West for 8 years, Mr. Cebriak taught in the Miami Trace Local Schools, Crestview Local Schools in Columbiana County, and Washington Court House City Schools.

At Gahanna, Mr. Cebriak directs the Golden Lions Marching Band, Freshman Band, Blue Band, and Gold Band. He also teaches Honors Music Harmony/Theory and assists with the sixth and seventh grade in the middle schools.

Mr. Cebriak is active as an adjudicator and has served OMEA as a large group adjudicated event chair, chairperson for the 2007 & 2004 OMEA High School All State Jazz Ensemble, district treasurer, district honor band host, and as a member of the large group adjudicated event music selection committee and the government relations committee. He is also a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He and his wife, Christina, have two children, Alex and Madeline.

More information can be found on his classroom portal.

Diane Ballard

Diane Ballard

Diane Ballard, Director of Bands at Gahanna Middle School East, is currently in her twenty-fifth year with Gahanna-Jefferson, after teaching for seven years in central Iowa schools. Mrs. Ballard teaches woodwind sectionals in each of the middle schools, coaches flute sectionals for the Freshman, Blue and Gold Bands at Lincoln High School, and conducts the Lincoln High School Flute Choir which performs for the community, OMEA Adjudicated Events, and sponsors mentorship clinics to encourage young flutists. Her accomplishments have included students successfully auditioned to the Iowa All-State Band, performances at the Iowa Jazz Championships, superior ratings at IHSMA Large Group Contest, conducting Gold Band at the MidWest Clinic, and publication in the prestigious Journal of Research in Music Education.

A 1979 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and a 1994 graduate of The Ohio State University, Mrs. Ballard frequently serves as a resource person for music education classes, teacher workshops, and student clinics. She is a member of Peace Lutheran Church- Gahanna, Music Educators National Conference, Ohio Music Education Association, Iowa Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu, and charter member of the Zeta Nu Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma. Mrs. Ballard is the proud parent of junior at Bowling Green State University majoring in art education, and she spends her spare time quilting and playing with her French bulldog puppy, Milo.

More information can be found on her classroom portal.

Greg Miller

Greg Miller

Greg Miller is Director of Bands at Gahanna Middle School West and Assistant Director of the Golden Lions Marching Band. He also serves the Gahanna school district as the percussion specialist, coaching the percussion sections of all three middle schools, as well as conducting sectionals with all three high school bands. Mr. Miller also directs the marching band drum line and the high school percussion ensemble.

Mr. Miller is active as an OMEA adjudicator for Solo/Ensemble Events and has auditioned and coached two All-State Band percussion sections. Since 2008, he has served as the OMEA South Central Region Treasurer. He is a 1998 and 2005 graduate of The Ohio State University and a 1993 graduate of Gahanna Lincoln High School. Mr. Miller previously taught in Liberty Union-Thurston Schools, and is in his thirteenth year of teaching- eleventh in Gahanna. He is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Ohio Music Education Association, and the Percussive Arts Society. His wife is a Ratings System Analyst for Cass Information Systems, and they have two daughters, ages 8 and 5.

More information can be found on his classroom portal.

Kelly Shellhammer

Kelly Shellhammer

Kelly Shellhammer is in her 20th year of directing the two jazz bands at Gahanna Lincoln High School and her eighth year of teaching full time in the Gahanna-Jefferson schools. Prior to this, she held positions with the Columbus School for Girls, Columbus Public Schools and Grandview Heights City Schools. Mrs. Shellhammer is a 1984 graduate of Bowling Green State University (BME) and a 1986 graduate of Florida State University (MM).

Mrs. Shellhammer teaches sectionals to 6th and 7th graders throughout the district, teaches a jazz history/improvisation class at GLHS, and assists with brass sectionals and marching band at the high school. She is a member of the Heisey Wind Ensemble, performs professionally with the Rick Brunnetto Big Band and maintains a private studio. Mrs. Shellhammer is a member of the OMEA, MENC and serves on the board of the Jazz Education Connection of Ohio (JECO). Her husband Jeff, retired Director of Bands at GLHS, is an adjunct professor at Capital University. They have two daughters; the older one is a junior medical dietetics major at The Ohio State University and the younger is a senior at GLHS.

More information can be found on her classroom portal.

Jonathon Bradshaw

Jonathon Bradshaw

Jonathon Bradshaw is in his first year teaching in the Gahanna-Jefferson school district. Previously, he taught for two years as an assistant band director in the Ashland City Schools. Mr. Bradshaw teaches band at Gahanna Middle School South as well as serves as an assistant band director with the marching band at Gahanna Lincoln High School.

Mr. Bradshaw graduated in 2008 with a BME from The Ohio State University. He is a member of OMEA, MENC, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. His wife is currently a student at The Ohio State University, working towards a master's degree in Occupational Therapy.

More information can be found on his classroom portal.