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Under the direction of Ms. Brandi Jason, the Instrumental Music Program at Liberty High School currently features seven ensemble groups: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Marching Band.

The Boosters support the needs of the overall program in areas such as instruments, instrument maintenance, transportation, uniforms, master musicians, and supplemental instructional staff. This site is the central information repository for the LHS Instrumental Music Program, the Boosters and their respective activities.

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2016 Group 3-O Champion - Liberty

Champions! – UPDATE!!

UPDATE!! The 2016 Lions’ Pride Marching Band followed up their 22nd Chapter Championship with their finest performance and finish ever at the annual Tournament of Bands ACC Championships in Hershey, Pennsylvania. With an all-time Liberty record 97.50 score, the Lions captured a 3rd place podium finish in the toughest classification of the prestigious competition. The Lions were…

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Spring Craft Fair!

Our Spring Craft Fair is happening on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The application can be downloaded here on the link for your convenience. Please contact Yvonne Rodski or Janet Borders with any questions at libertycraftfair@gmail.com. Thank you, and we look forward to receiving your application!

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Ms. Brandi Jason, Instrumental Music Director

Ms. Brandi Jason, Instrumental Music Director

Brandi Jason is in her twelfth year as Instrumental Music Director at Liberty High School. She directs the Concert Band, Honors Symphonic Band, Honors Wind Ensemble, Honors Orchestra, Honors Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and theLions’ Pride Marching Band. Additionally, she is the Instructional Team Leader for the Fine Arts Department.

Ms. Jason is a graduate of James Madison University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Clarinet Performance. While at Liberty she has enjoyed many successes with the program including:

  • superior ratings at the county and state level with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Orchestra
  • a first place/grand champion title with the Jazz Ensemble at the 2013 Choice Music Awards Festival in New Orleans
  • 2007-2011, 2013-2014 & 2016 ToB Chapter V (Greater MD) Championship titles with the marching band, and
  • 2016 3rd place finish in the prestigious ToB ACC Championships with a Liberty-record 97.5 (out of 100) score

Ms. Jason was a 2016 GRAMMY Semi-finalist, a 2016 Finalist for the Carroll Outstanding Teacher of the Year, and her program was recognized as one of the top 118 school music programs nationwide for 2016. Her ensembles travel bi-annually to Orlando, Florida (Disney World) and continue to actively perform within the greater Eldersburg community.

Ms. Jason conducted the 2006 Carroll All-County High School Band and currently works as an associate conductor for the Carroll Concert (Sousa) Band. Ms. Jason continues to perform regularly on the clarinet and piano within the community.

Mr. Dave Fisher, Assistant Band Director

Mr. Dave Fisher, Assistant Band Director

David Fisher has served as the Assistant Band Director at Liberty since 1986. He is a 34-year veteran Lieutenant Firefighter for Howard County Fire and Rescue. He received an Associate degree from Catonsville Community College in Fire Protection Technology and currently attends the University of Maryland University College for Fire Science and Management. He marches with the Hanover Lancers Drum and Bugle Corps since 1978 and has been a member of the Westshoremen Drum and Bugle Corps since 1984, performing as a featured soloist. In 2007 he was inducted into the Pennsylvania Drum Corps Hall of Fame of which he is a lifetime member. In addition to Liberty, Mr. Fisher has been on staff at Governor Thomas Johnson, Westminster, Parkville, Bermudian Springs, and Francis Scott Key High Schools.

Mr. Tom Vail, Marching Instructor

Mr. Tom Vail, Marching Instructor

Tom Vail is a 1992 graduate of Liberty High School. He marched four years in the “Lion’s Pride” Marching Band and played the trumpet in the Honors Symphonic Band. Mr. Vail graduated from Western Maryland College in 1996 with a Bachelor degree in English. He has been employed at the Carroll County Outdoor School since 1998. Mr. Vail joined the band staff as a marching instructor in 1993, a position he has held to the present. He plays guitar in two popular local bands, Number 1 Cause and unVAILed.

Ms. Sara McDougall, Color Guard Instructor

Ms. Sara McDougall, Color Guard Instructor

Sara McDougall has worked with the color guard at Liberty High School as a part of the marching band and indoor guard programs since 2010. A 1995 graduate of Liberty High School and alumna of both the marching band and indoor guard programs herself, she has continued developing her skills as a performer with independent performing organizations such as THE Guard, the Westshoremen Senior Winterguard, the Westshoremen Drum & Bugle Corps, and most recently spending the past several summers as a performing member with the reigning DCA World Champion Reading Buccaneers Drum & Bugle Corps. “In real life”, Sara works as a planning coordinator in the merchandising department at Music & Arts.

Ms. Amy DeLoriea, Front Ensemble Instructor

Ms. Amy DeLoriea, Front Ensemble Instructor

Amy DeLoriea is a 2008 graduate of Liberty High School. She has been the front ensemble instructor since 2012. Amy graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania earning a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education with a concentration in percussion and a minor in voice and piano. While at West Chester she participated and was a section leader in the Golden Rams Marching Band, wind ensemble, and orchestra. Amy is currently the general music teacher at Bel Pre Elementary School in Silver Spring, MD.

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