Tom Case - Director of Bands

BMME - University of Kentucky

Masters Degree - Western Kentucky


At Adair County since: 2009


At the start of the 2016-17 school year, Tom Case will begin his 10th year at Adair County and 25th year overall as a music educator. Prior to his appointment at Adair County, Mr. Case taught at Boyle County, Elizabethtown, Shelby County and John Hardin HS, serving as band director at each location.


All of Mr. Case’s concert and symphonic bands have received distinguished ratings at the KMEA District and or State Level Performance Assessment Event. His symphonic bands were selected twice to perform at the KMEA In-Service Conference. His symphonic bands have also been selected to perform at the University of South Carolina’s Band Clinic as well as the University of Kentucky’s Concert Band Invitational. Mr. Case has also conducted various All-Region, All-District, and Honor Bands across the state and regional area.


Mr. Case’s marching bands have claimed four Bands Of America Grand National Championships, ten BOA Regional class championships, and several BOA Grand National Semi-Finalist and Regional Finalist awards. Mr. Case’s bands have also won five KMEA State Championships and have been a KMEA State finalist sixteen times. Mr. Case has also judged various state level championships in Arizona, South Carolina and Tennessee.


Mr. Case has held several professional offices within KMEA that include the Marching Band Board of Control, various Ad- Hoc Committees, District President, and District Band Chair. In addition, Mr. Case served as the statewide KMEA Band Chair-Elect and State Band Chair from 2008-2012.


Mr. Case holds active memberships in MENC, KMEA, the National Bandmasters Association, PASIC, and Phi Beta Mu. He and his wife Mary currently reside in Columbia, KY. He has four children; Mason, a first year music major at UK; Madison, a current in-resident dance student at Ballet Chicago; a step-daughter Anna, a 7th grade trumpet player at Adair County Middle School; and Cyndi, a two year old drum major of the ‘Frozen’ Arendelle Marching Band :)


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