BRIAN EGAN, Director of Bands
Experience. Brian Egan has been the Director of Bands for the Southwest Local School districts since 2012. Prior to moving to Southwest Ohio, Mr. Egan was the director of bands at Bellevue Independent in KY, Assistant Director in LaRue County KY and West Orange Stark in TX. Since accepting the position at William Henry Harrison High School, the band has moved back to competition in the MSBA circuit and is performing 10-15 concerts a year. Mr. Egan is also active in the DCA and DCI world, consulting with many local Drum and Bugle Corps.
Performances. Mr. Egan is an active musician and conductor, performing with many brass quintets and symphonic ensembles in the southwest Ohio region. Throughout college Mr. Egan performed in the top wind ensemble at Morehead State University, which allowed him to perform and travel to Brazil. Mr. Egan has participated in Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band and Drum and Bugle Corps.
Education. Mr. Egan received his Bachelors of Music Education from Morehead State University in Kentucky. He also holds a Masters of Music Education from the University of Louisville and a Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Cincinnati.
Professional Activity. Brian Egan is an active member of The Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA), the National Association of Music Educators (NAME) and The International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA) as well as the American School Band Director Association (ASBDA).
Personal. When he is not at Harrison, Mr. Egan resides in Springdale where he spends his time with his wife, Mandi and son Brody. Mr. Egan also has a dog-named Satchmo. When Mr. Egan is not teaching or performing he enjoys exploring and going off road in his Jeep.
KELSEY WITHROW, Director of Choral Studies
Mrs. Withrow was raised in Versailles, Ohio (about two hours north of Cincy). She earned her Bachelors of Music Education from Wright State University, and is currently working towards her Masters in Music Education at Miami University. She previously taught music in Reading Community Schools, and is currently in her third year at Southwest Local School District. Though she loves working in Harrison, Mrs. Withrow resides in Northside. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her pup Benny, playing video games, attempting gardening, refurbishing her Baldwin at home, and getting dinner with friends. Music has always been her passion, and she is honored to spend everyday sharing that with her students! She can’t wait for you to see what we have in store for our audiences this year!