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Stepp Named SCHS Band Director

Greg Stepp has been named Band Director at Scott County High School.  Stepp has served as Band Director at Royal Spring Middle School and Assistant Band Director at Scott County High School for nine years. “I am thankful to have been selected as the Band Director at Scott County High School. Building upon the strong tradition established, I am excited to be the one selected to teach and lead the great students of this great program into the future,” Stepp stated. 

Music education has a rich tradition in Scott County.  Stepp anticipates around 275 students in the band program at SCHS who will take part in four concert bands, two jazz bands, marching band, and pep band.  SCHS band has been featured at the Kentucky Music Educators Association conference on several occasions and has performed at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic.  The Scott County High School band has a reputation of excellence.  Principal Frank Howatt expects nothing less for this outstanding program under Greg Stepp’s leadership.

“Mr. Stepp is a terrific music educator. He has experience leading high quality programs, has great organizational skills, and is passionate about supporting every student to achieve their best. We expect him to take our great program and charge forward to ever greater accomplishments.”

Stepp holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Master's Degree in Secondary Education both from the University of Kentucky.  He also earned National Board Certification, a prestigious honor for teachers.  He started his teaching career in LaRue County in 1986 and served as high school band director at both Western Hills and Glasgow high schools before coming to Scott County.  

The value of music education cannot be understated.  “Music education stimulates and develops many areas of students’ lives.  The joy of performing music, the discipline required to produce music, and learning to appreciate music as an art form lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves,” Stepp reflected.

Greg Stepp is a Scott County resident.  He and wife Lorri have been married for 32 years and have two children and a grandchild.  Mr. Stepp has served in the Kentucky Army National Guard as Commander of the 202nd Army Band for 20 years and has attained the rank of Chief Warrant Officer (4).

Stepp looks forward to working closely with parents, the booster organization, and community members to continue a tradition of excellence in support of the Scott County High School band program. 

For more information:

Renee Holmes, (502) 570-3059, renee.holmes@scott.kyschools.us

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