Joe will be a first year Ph.D. student studying music education at The Ohio State University beginning in the fall of 2016. Joe has nine years of public school experience including eight of those as director of the award winning Johnstown High School BIG RED BAND. During Joe's tenure in Johnstown, the band increased in numbers each year. In his final year, the band programs membership was at 200 students. (40% of the high school enrollment).