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Mr. Trey Pritner
Assistant Band Director
Mr. Pritner is currently in his eighteenth year as assistant band director with Union Public Schools. Before coming to Union, Mr. Pritner taught for three years as assistant band director with Jenks Public Schools. Mr. Pritner is also on music faculty with the Tulsa Community College Music Departmentwhere he is the adjunct professor of low brass applied study and ensemble.
Mr. Pritner received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with a minor in Music Technology from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and his Master of Education degree in Administration from The University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK). Mr. Pritner has studied tuba under Arnold Jacobs, Rex Martin, Charles Daellenbach, Pat Crumpley, Mark Moore, Scott Watson, and Mark Mordue and conducting under John P. Paynter, Mallory Thompson, Frederick Ockwell, Ray Cramer, Dean Cole, and Leigh Burns.
Mr. Pritner has performed tuba with numerous organizations including the Northwestern University band programs, The Star of Indiana - Brass Theater II, Tulsa's Signature Symphony, Tulsa's Starlight Band, Star of Indiana Alumni Corps 2010, The Spotlight Brass, Tulsa's SilverTop Brass, and various community bands and orchestras in the Tulsa area as well as freelance. He has also served as a guest clinician with area programs and honor bands.
Mr. Pritner has served as the Vice-President for the Northeast Band Director's Association for six years and the Union Classroom Teacher's Association for two years. He has led the Union Eighth Grade Band as the Middle School Honor Band at the Oklahoma Music Educator's Association convention in 2003 and 2017. Mr. Pritner has served as a staff member with performances in the Tournament of Roses Parade, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, Bands of America Grand National Finals, and Oklahoma Bandmasters Association 6A State Champions. Mr. Pritner is a proud member of NafME, OkMEA, NEA, OEA, NBDA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Who's Who among American HS Students, American College Students, and American Teachers. Mr. Pritner graduated valedictorian from Western Heights High School in Oklahoma City, OK.
In addition to teaching band, Mr. Pritner served as Area Director for the State of Oklahoma and an active leader with People to People Ambassador Programs and Ambassador Leaders. He has taught leadership programs at Harvard, Yale, UCLA, Columbia, George Washington, and Stanford Universities and has traveled extensively throughout the United States as well as Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, The Caribbean, China, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Scotland, Sicily, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Wales.