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Assistant Director of Athletic Bands
Phoenix Plaza Band Room
Athletic Department
B.M., Middle Tennessee State University
M.M., University of Kentucky
D.M.A., University of Kentucky

Dr. Kip Crowder has recently retired from the Barren County School system where he began work in 1999.  Prior to his high school appointment, Kip was the general music teacher and assistant band director at Barren County Middle School.  In addition to his classroom duties, Dr. Crowder conducts the BCHS Marching Band, Pep Band as well as the High School and Middle School Percussion Ensembles.  Under his direction, the Barren County Ensembles have received consistent distinguished ratings at both the State and District level concert band and solo and ensemble festivals.  The BCHS Percussion Ensemble performed at the KMEA Conference in February of 2014.  The competitive marching band placed in finals at the Contest of Champions 10 times and has won the Kentucky Governor’s Cup 8 times. The BCHS Concert Band has placed first at 5 Music in the Parks Festivals and was named the 2010 Grand National Champion of the All-Star Music Festival in Florida for posting the highest score in 12 consecutive weekends of competition.  In 2016, the BCHS Concert Band won the prestigious Revelli Award at the Festivals of Music held in Washington, D.C. as well as placed 3rd overall in the Kentucky State 4A Marching Band Championships.