David C. Woodley
Director of Athletic Bands/Associate Director of Bands
David C. Woodley, Professor of Music, was appointed to the School of Music faculty in 1993. His duties include directing the 280-member Marching Hundred and the 100-member Big Red Basketball Band. He also teaches Arranging, Wind Band Score Study, and Marching Band Techniques in the Jacobs School of Music.
Prior to his appointment at IU, Mr. Woodley served as Interim Assistant Director of Bands and Interim Director of the Hawkeye Marching Band at The University of Iowa in Iowa City and held a similar position at The University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.
Mr. Woodley has been commissioned by over 150 high school and college bands, and has over 475 athletic band arrangements to his credit. Many of his arrangements have been custom-designed for competition-style bands who compete at the regional and national level. He also served as the founder and National Co-Chairman of the College Band Directors National Association Athletic Advisory Council. He currently serves as the co-chair of the Big 10 Athletic Band Director's Association.
Mr. Woodley received a "Student Choice Award for Outstanding Faculty" in the spring of 2000. Mr. Woodley received the Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The University of Iowa. Mr. Woodley, along with Brad McDavid from the University of Washington, created the "Marching Band Director's Video Tool Box" series for GIA Publications.Eric M. Smedley
Eric M. Smedley serves as an assistant professor of music and the assistant director of bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he directs the Concert Band, assists with the marching and athletic bands, and teaches undergraduate instrumental conducting.
Smedley holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Washington and Master of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the Jacobs School. He previously served on the music faculties of Boise State University and Western Kentucky University and as a public school music educator in Cocoa Beach, Fla., Santa Monica, Calif., and Kenosha, Wis.
Smedley has conducted throughout North America, Russia, and Japan. He maintains an active schedule as a clinician, guest conductor, and adjudicator, most recently throughout the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West. He also has an active schedule as a trumpet recitalist and ensemble musician, performing a wide variety of musical styles.
Smedley's research interests are varied and include projects in the areas of contemporary wind band literature, wind band orchestration, and conducting pedagogy. His book chapter on composer Joseph Turrin is published in volume IV of A Composer's Insight: Thoughts, Analysis, and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind Band (published by Meredith Publications and distributed by Hal Leonard), with future chapters on David Dzubay and John Mackey set for publication in volume V. Smedley has orchestrated numerous works for wind band - his most recent project focusing on realizing William Penn's vocal cycle Garland Songs for medium voice and wind ensemble.
Smedley is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, College Music Society, National Band Association and the Music Educator's National Conference.
Smedley lives in Bloomington, Ind., with his wife, Jessica; daughter, Ella; and Bedlington Terrier, Ainsley.Stephen W. Pratt
Stephen W. Pratt is professor of music and director of Bands/Wind Conducting at the Jacobs School of Music, where he conducts the Wind Ensemble and teaches graduate conducting as well as other courses in the Wind Conducting graduate program. Under his direction, the renowned Indiana University Wind Ensemble has performed at several national conventions and in other distinguished venues.
He has been a member of the IU Jacobs School of Music faculty since 1984. In 1993, he was a national recipient of the Distinguished Service to Music Medal awarded by Kappa Kappa Psi, the national collegiate band honorary organization. In 1998, he was honored with the Outstanding Bandmaster Award by the Gamma chapter of Phi Beta Mu. In 2001, he was honored with the Outstanding University Music Educator Award, given by the Indiana Music Educators Association.
Professor Pratt is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician of bands and orchestras across the nation. He is a member of the American Bandmasters Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, MENC, Phi Beta Mu, and the Indiana Bandmasters Association. He is music director/conductor emeritus of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra as well as past president and current board member of the Big Ten Band Directors Association.
Andrew D. Chybowski is pursuing the Doctor of Music degree in Wind Conducting as a student of Stephen W. Pratt and serves as an Associate Instructor in the Department of Bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Mr. Chybowski holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music and a Master of Music in Wind Conducting degree from Missouri State University. From 2009-2014, Mr. Chybowski served as the Director of Bands at Palestine High School and Palestine Middle School in Palestine, Texas.Tiffany Galus, MM candidate
Tiffany J. Galus is pursuing the Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music as a student of Stephen W. Pratt and also serves as an Associate Instructor in the Department of Bands/Wind Conducting and is Director of the Crabb Band. Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Indiana University. From 2012-2014, Tiffany served as the Director of Bands at the New Prairie United School Corporation in New Carlisle, Indiana.Nicholas Waldron, MM candidate
Nicholas P. Waldron is pursuing the Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Nicholas also serves as an Associate Instructor in the Department of Bands/Wind Conducting and is Assistant Director of the Crabb Band. Mr. Waldron holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Indiana University. From 2011-2014, Mr. Waldron was the Director of Bands for Sheridan Community Schools in Sheridan, Indiana.Ross Wilkerson, Graduate Staff
Ross Wilkerson was born and raised in central Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University in 2008. He has more than a decade of experience with the Marching Hundred as both a marcher and instructor. Ross was a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle corps in 2005, and has taught with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps and high school programs across the state. By day, he works a totally normal job with IU’s University Information Technology Services (please call 812-855-6789 for assistance).Ryan Yahl, DM candidate
Ryan M. Yahl is pursuing the Doctor of Music degree in Wind Conducting and serves as an Associate Instructor in the Department of Bands at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He holds both a Bachelor and Master of Music Education degree in Music Education from Bowling Green State University. From 2009-2015 Mr. Yahl served as the Director of Bands for the New Bremen Local School District in New Bremen, Ohio, where he oversaw the instrumental music program in grades 5-12.Bang T. Co, Drum Major
Bang is a former piccolo player and a senior majoring in exercise science.Janis Cooper Parker, RedStepper Choreographer
Janis Cooper Parker was appointed as RedStepper Choreographer in 1996. A graduate of Indiana University in Music and Ballet, Janis has been serving as the Alumni RedStepper Choreopgrapher for several years. Janis, a former RedStepper member and Captain, is active as a dance teacher, guest speaker, and volunteer for many of the Indiana University Foundation student groups.Joel Brainard, Drumline Director/Arranger
Joel Brainard has been the director and arranger of the IU Marching Hundred Drumline since 2003. In such time his drumline has performed for enormous game-day crowds at Indiana University and for thousands more at national events such as The Superbowl, The Insight Bowl, The Pinstripe Bowl, BOA Grand Championships, and PASIC.
Graduating with a music education undergrad and jazz studies masters degree from IU, Joel was also a proud member of the IU Drumline when he was a student. As a multi-tenors player, Joel spent three seasons in DCI performing with the 1998 World Champion Spartans, The Bluestars, and the Blue Knights. He was also a competitive tenor soloist at PASIC & DCI “I&E” events. In 2003 he "teched" tenors at Capital Regiment and was then hired as percussion caption head for Magic of Orlando in 2004.
Joel is also known for his time teaching at Bloomington HS North and the former WGI world class ensemble, Indianapolis Independent (I-2). Currently Joel teaches Band & Chorus at Batchelor Middle School (Bloomington), works as a drumset artist, and also works as a marching percussion clinician. Using Remo heads, Zildjian cymbals, and Yamaha drums, Joel is also a part of the Vic Firth Education Team.Tim Perry, Assistant Drumline Director/Arranger
Tim received his Bachelors degree in music education from Indiana Wesleyan University. He was a four-year member of the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps playing snare drum from 2008-11. Tim also has a snare drum world champion title earned from the 2010 Percussive Arts Society International Convention marching snare drum competition. Presently, Tim serves as the percussionist for the touring brass group, Kings Brass. Tim is currently working on his masters degree in percussion performance from the Jacobs School of Music and is highly active as a teacher and writer for many high schools in Indiana.John Gilbert, Director of Public Relations
John Gilbert was named Director of Public Relations for the Marching Hundred in 2004. A former trombone player and Drum major with the University of Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band, John is in charge of group photography and all aspects of Hundred media.Cody Gaither, Videographer
Cody Gaither was appointed Hundred Videographer in 2002. A graduate of Indiana University, Cody marched sousaphone in the Hundred for five years.Laura Peters, Webmaster
Laura Peters is a Chicago-based designer and photographer and was a four-year member of the Marching Hundred from 2001-2004. She received her degree in Music & Arts Promotion from Indiana University and has produced award-winning designs for music and arts organizations since 2005. Send your Hundred website suggestions!