Erin Fitzpatric - Director of Bands

Erin Fitzpatric joined the Taylor High School band staff in the summer of 2015. Prior to teaching at Taylor, Mr. Fitzpatric was director of bands at Dixie High School in New Lebanon, Ohio, and a brass instructor for the Lakota East Marching Band. Mr. Fitzpatric currently teaches the high school band, marching band, jazz ensemble, 6th grade band, 7th grade band, 8th grade band, and guitar class.

As a trumpeter, Mr. Fitzpatric actively performs around the greater Cincinnati area. He performed full time in the shows at Kings Island during the summers of 2013, 2014, and 2015. He enjoys performing in his New Orleans jazz group, The Hot Magnolias.

Education:
Mr. Fitzpatric is a Cincinnati native and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in 2014, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education with a jazz concentration.

Charles Dong- Assistant Band Director and General Music

Charles Dong joined the Taylor High School band staff in the summer of 2015. Mr. Dong currently teaches elementary general music for grades 2-3, and is the assistant band director for the 6th grade band, 7th grade band, 8th grade band, and marching band.

As a trombone player, Mr. Dong performs regularly with the Cincy Brass, The Blue Wisp Big Band, and the Cincy River Rats. He also performs during the summer in a band at Kings Island.

Education:
Mr. Dong is a Cincinnati native and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) in 2015, where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education with a jazz concentration.

Laura Rinehart - Colorguard/Winter Guard Instructor