John Miller, recently retired as the Director of Bands at American Fork High School where he taught for 30 years The American Fork Bands have received many honors under his direction including performing in the Fiesta bowl, twice in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, twice in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, a finalist and six times Semi-finalist at the Bands of America National Marching Band Championships, the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington DC and has placed first in the Bands of America Western Regionals 9 times.
Mr. Miller was selected as Teacher of The Year for the Alpine School District, has received ten Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association and twice was a recipient of the Outstanding Music Educator Award from the National Federation of High School Activities Association for the Western States. He is a recipient of the Sorenson “Lifetime Achievement in Arts Education” Award, the National Band Associations National Blue Ribbon Award for a complete and balanced long-term Band Program and received the Band Worlds “Legion of Honor”. In 2017 Mr. Miller was inducted into the Music for All “Hall of Fame” and in 2021 was inducted into the Utah Music Educators Association “Hall of Fame”.
Holding a Master’s degree in Music Education from Brigham Young University, he is the past Band Vice-President of the Utah Music Educators, served 10 years as chairman of the Utah All-State Band, 7 years as Marching Band Chairman and has served as the Treasurer for the Utah Music Educators Association for the past 18 years. He currently is an Adjunct Professor at Brigham Young University and Utah Valley University, working in Music Education, serves as the Western and Northwestern Regional Chair of the National Band Association (NBA), Board Member and past chair of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Band Council, Marching Band Competition Coordinator and Chair for
UMEA, Executive Director of the Western Regional “Music for All” Concert Band Festival and the Executive Director of the Wasatch Music Alliance.
Randy Brady currently serves as Director of Bands at Westlake High School in Saratoga Springs, Utah where he directs the marching band, three concert ensembles, and two jazz bands. During his time at Westlake the band has continued its tradition of high achievement by performing as a finalist in the Bands of America St. George Regional (2018), receiving Superior ratings at two Music For All Western Regional Concert Band Festivals (2019, 2020), qualifying for State Jazz Band Festival (2020), and performing at the Bands of America San Antonio Super Regional in San Antonio, TX (2019). Mr. Brady was award 2019-2020 Teacher of The Year by the Westlake High School PTSA.
Mr. Brady is now in his 12th year of teaching that began by teaching in the Snake River School District in Mooreland, Idaho. During his tenure at Snake River the 6-12 band program increased in size from 36 students to just over 200. He also facilitated the creation of a fifth grade beginning band, high school jazz band, marching band, and two percussion ensembles. Mr. Brady wrote several successful grants that resulted in thousands of dollars of funding to the Snake River band program. In 2011-2012 he received the Snake River Junior High Teacher of the Year Award and the Snake River School District Teacher of the Year.
In 2015 Mr. Brady began working as visiting faculty at Brigham Young University-Idaho teaching courses in band education and supervising student teachers. Ensemble responsibilities included directed the University Band and Jazz Lab Band. Mr. Brady also served as interim Saxophone Studio Instructor teaching lessons and directing the Saxophone Ensemble. Throughout his three-year visiting contract, he assisted with directing the BYU-Idaho Symphonic Band and was interim director of the ensemble during the 2018 Spring semester.
Mr. Brady is a graduate of Brigham Young University-Idaho where he completed a Bachelors in Music Education. He later attended the American Band College where he completed a Master of Arts in Band Conducting through Sam Houston State University. Mr. Brady has been fortunate to receive conducting instruction and critique from Anthony Maiello, Robert Ponto, Scott Hagen, and Craig Kirchhoff.