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Mr. Brandon Lias
Assistant Band Director, AHS
5th/6th Band, East-West & Morrison-Gordon Elementary
6th Grade Music, East-West Elementary

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Mr. Lias is the Assistant Director of Bands for the Athens City School District. He teaches 4th grade recorder and 5th and 6th grade bands and general music at East-West and Morrison-Gordon Elementary Schools. His other duties include assisting with the 7th and 8th grade middle school bands, the High School Symphonic Band, the Marching Green and Gold, and directs the Basketball Pep Band. 

Originally from Akron, Mr. Lias graduated from The University of Akron with his degree in Music Education, and then immediately after came to Athens and has been teaching here since 2008. Most recently, Mr. Lias graduated from Ohio Univeristy with his Masters of Music in Music Education.



Families of 5th or 6th Graders Participating in Band:


For those of you who were not able to come to the Band informational meeting last night I have attached the band handbook to look through.


5th & 6th Grade Band Handbook


Here is the link to sign up for band fittings for your student to try out instruments if they have not or would like to try them again:


21-22 ACS Band Fittings


If your student is certain in joining band and you have already made arrangements for an instrument, here is the link for enrollment into the band program.


21-22 Band Enrollment Form


We look forward to having your student in band this year. If you have any questions please let us know.


Brandon Lias and Aaron Backes
Athens City Schools Elementary Band Directors



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