Chad Kohler

Chad Kohler's Biography

Chad Kohler currently serves as the Associate Director of Bands and Marching Band Director at Fishers High School where he teaches concert, marching band and percussion ensembles. Under Chad's direction, his ensemble have received gold ratings at ISSMA, the Fishers percussion ensembles have consistently won the Indiana Percussion Association State Championship over the past four years, and his ensemble has been a WGI World Class National Finalist.

Chad received his Bachelor’s in Music from University of Kentucky and Master of Music from the University of Akron. Chad has performed with and instructed the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps, served as Percussion Caption head for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps and has adjudicated for Drum Corps International. In addition, Chad regularly performs throughout the Indianapolis area, most consistently with the Nickel Plate Jazz Orchestra and Fishers Wind Symphony.  In addition to teaching and performing, Chad composes and arranges for ensembles throughout the Midwest.

Prior to Fishers High School, Chad served as the Percussion Director for Lawrence Central High School.  Chad is a Yamaha performing Artist/Clinician and Educational Artist with the Remo Corporation and Innovative Percussion.

Chad has also served on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Percussion Association and the Indiana Chapter of Percussive Arts Society.

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