Shaun Owens, Director
In 2005 Shaun Owens was named Director of
Bands for Bryan Station High School. Mr. Owens is in his twenty sixth
year of teaching with the Fayette County Public Schools, his fifteenth year at
Bryan Station High School. Prior to this assignment, he directed the
Jazz Ensembles at Lafayette High School, was Director of Bands at Tates
Creek High School and Assistant Director of Bands at Henry Clay and Bryan
Station High Schools.
Additionally, he runs an expanding on-line commercial website
providing musical resources via the internet.
Owens received his Bachelor and Master Degrees in Music Education from
Eastern Kentucky University. He has been involved with the marching arts
since 1975 and was a soloist for 10 years with some of the finest
organizations in the world including the Madison Scouts of Madison, WI.
Mr. Owens has arranged and instructed music for many bands and drum & bugle
corps throughout the United States. He has 3 Drum Corps International
World Championships, two as a soloist and one as a teacher.
Owens is currently the director of the Lexington Concert Band. The
band is made up of professional musicians who are members of the American
Federation of Musicians. The concert band performs for
civic events in Lexington, as well as other public performances
sponsored by the Music Performance Trust Fund.
Mr. Owens has served on the Board of Directors
for the Kentucky Music Educators Association as All-State Jazz Coordinator
where he was responsible for selecting clinicians for the jazz clinics at the
annual in-service conference as well as his duties in coordinating the
All-State Jazz Ensemble. He also serves as host for Fayette County
Middle School Honor Bands and the KMEA District 7 High School Honor Bands.
A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Owens has been
lead trumpet with professional and university big bands including Dennis
Oliverís Madison Jazz Orchestra, the American Jazz Express and Lexingtonís
Men of Note. He has played for several heads of state including Jimmy
Carter and George Bush, and has performed with Richard Davis, Don Menza,
Wycliffe Gordon, Jeff Jarvis, John Stevens and
Roger Pemberton. He continues to maintain a regular performance
schedule as a freelance trumpeter.
Mr. Owens lives in Lexington with his
wife Krista, and their two sons, Harrison and Samuel.
Dr. Sherry Baker,
Sherry Baker was appointed Associate Director of
the Bryan Station Band in 2017. She is in her 6th year of teaching
band for Fayette County Public Schools and was previously Band
Director at Crawford Middle School and Assistant Band Director at
Leestown Middle School. She was named the District 7 Middle School
Music Teacher of the Year in 2016-2017.
Before earning her Master of Arts in Teaching from
Eastern Kentucky University in 2012, Dr. Baker was a college French
horn teacher at several Universities and schools, including Centre
College, Grand Valley State University, Arkansas State University,
and the College of Mount St. Joseph. She earned her Doctorate of
Musical Arts in Horn Performance from the University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music in 2010, a Master of Music in Horn
Performance from Michigan State University in 1999, and a Bachelor
of Music in Horn Performance from the University of Kentucky in
Dr. Baker has performed with numerous professional
ensembles around the globe, including the Lexington Philharmonic,
the Richmond Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the Arkansas
Symphony, the Owensboro Symphony, the Opera Festival of Lucca, Italy
and the Battle Creek Symphony. She is currently a member of the
Victory Brass, a brass quintet specializing in sacred music, in
Although Dr. Baker works hard as a teacher and
musician, she deeply values time with her family, husband Michael
Baker who is a Professor of Music Theory at the University and
Kentucky, and children Jack and Lucy. She loves to read (especially
detective novels), go to the movies, and swim.