Brandi Jason is in her fifteenth 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 the Lions’ 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, LA, as well as 2007-2011, 2013-2014, 2016 and 2018 Chapter V (Greater MD, VA, WV) Championship titles, and the 2018 Atlantic Coast Group 3 Open Class Championship win (best music, visual and drum major) with the marching band. Her ensembles travel bi-annually to Orlando, Florida (Disney World and Universal Studios) 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. She has been recognized as a 2016 and 2018 Carroll Outstanding Teach Finalist and is a 2018 GRAMMY Music Educator Award Finalist and a 2016 and 2018 GRAMMY Music Educator Award Semi-Finalist.
|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.|
|Sara McDougall has worked with the color guard at Liberty High School as a part of the marching band and indoor guard programs for the past 6 seasons. 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.|
|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.|
| Cameron Willey has been active in the marching arts for over 20 years. Starting while majoring in Percussion at Salisbury University, he has worked and designed with numerous High School, College and Independent marching bands including: Parkside High School (Salisbury, MD), James M. Bennett High School (Salisbury, MD); The Milton Hershey School (Hershey, PA) Stevenson University.
From 2009-2013,Cameron served as the founding director of Chesapeake Percussion, a former 3 time TIA Chapter 5 Champion and 2 time TIA ACC Champion Indoor Percussion ensemble,currently on hiatus.Additionally, he was a member of the Bushwackers Drum and Bugle Corpsfrom 2012-2014, and a member of the I&E Champion Cymbal Line.
Currently, in addition to his work with Liberty HS, Cameron is on the Visual Staff of the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps and also spends time working with the United States Naval Academy Drum and Bugle Corps, working with the Percussion section.
In his “real life”, Cam is an IT Manager for a national non-profit based in Baltimore.
|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.|