Chad Kohler currently serves as the Director of Athletic Bands, including the Tiger Marching Band at Fishers High School where he teaches concert, Marching band and Percussion ensembles. Under Chad’s direction his ensemble have received Gold ratings at ISSMA and the Fishers percussion ensembles have consistently won the Indiana Percussion Association State Championship over the past four years and his ensemble have been a WGI world class National Finalist.
Chad received his Bachelors in Music from University of Kentucky and Masters of Music from the University of Akron. Chad has performed and instructed the Cavaliers a Drum and Bugle Corps, served as Percussion Caption head for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps and had adjudicated for the Drum Cops activity. In addition, Chad regularly performs throughout the Indianapolis area most consistently with the Nickel Plate Jazz Orchestra and Fishers Wind Symphony. In addition to teaching and performing, Chad composes and arranges for ensembles throughout the Midwest.
Prior to Fishers High School, Chad served as the Percussion Director for Lawrence Central High School. Chad is a Yamaha performing Artist/Clinician and Educational Artist with the Remo Corporation and Innovative Percussion.
Chad also serves on the Board of Directors for the Indiana Percussion Association and the Percussive Arts Society.
Bachelors of Music, University of Kentucky
Masters of Music University of Akron