June 25, 2017


Kevin Sedatole – Director of Bands

Kevin Sedatole serves as director of bands, professor of music, and chair of the conducting area at the Michigan State University College of Music. Prior to joining MSU, he was director of bands and associate professor of conducting at Baylor University. Previous to his appointment at Baylor he served as associate director of bands at the University of Texas and director of the Longhorn Band, and as associate director of bands at the University of Michigan and Stephen F. Austin State University.

Sedatole is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, for which he serves as Southwestern Division vice president, the American Bandmasters Association, the Big 12 Band Directors’ Association, the Michigan State Band and Orchestra Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, and the Texas Bandmasters Association.

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David Thornton – Director

David Thornton is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Wind Conducting at Michigan State University. At Michigan State University, he serves an active role teaching and assisting with all aspects of the band program in the College of Music. Prior to coming to MSU, Thornton taught in the state of Florida where he was the Assistant Director of Bands at Eau Gallie High School (Melbourne) and most recently the Director of Bands at Leon High School (Tallahassee).

A native of Springfield, Virginia, Thornton received his Masters of Music degree from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Music Education and a Bachelor of Music in Clarinet Performance from The Florida State University. He has professional affiliations with the Florida Music Educators Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, and the College Band Directors National Association.

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