Dean Marotta, Associate Director of Bands & Director of Percussion, CCHS

Mr. Dean Marotta is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Percussion for Campbell County High School. Mr. Marotta is a native of Milford, Ohio and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Morehead State University, in Morehead KY. While at MSU, Marotta was a member of the Symphony Band, Jazz Ensembles, and Percussion ensemble, touring Brazil with the ensemble in 2003. Marotta was also a member of the 2003 PASIC Championship drum line.

At CCHS, Mr. Marotta directs the Concert Band, Percussion Ensemble I, Advanced Percussion Ensemble II, and oversees all extra-curricular winter percussion activities. He also assists with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, Pep Band, Marching Band, and co-arranges for the front ensemble and drum line. Under his direction, the Campbell County Percussion Ensemble has twice been named Tri-State Marching Arts circuit silver medalists, and has earned two TMA Circuit Championships in 2013 and 2017. In addition, the Campbell County Percussion Ensemble was a 2014 WGI Dayton Regional Finalist, the 2017 WGI Mid-East Power Regional Champion, and was a 2017 WGI World Championship Finalist, placing 4th in the Scholastic Concert Open Class. Under his direction, the CCHS Advanced Percussion Ensemble has been selected as a featured ensemble at the 2018 KMEA Conference in Louisville, KY. This is the first time the CCHS Percussion Ensemble has ever been selected.

Mr. Marotta has authored and contributed to articles in “The Bluegrass Music News” and “Physics Teacher Magazine”. Additionally, Marotta has twice been selected by the Massachusetts Chapter of the Percussive Arts Society for inclusion in educational etude compilations: The PAS MassChap 2008 Snare Drum Collection and The PAS MassChap 2010 Xylophone Collection. Both compilations are published by Bachovich Music Publications. Mr. Marotta resides in Alexandria, KY with his wife Melissa, also a music teacher, and daughters Kinley and Elyse. His professional affiliations include KMEA, NAfME, the Percussive Arts Society, and he is an educational endorser of Vic Firth sticks and mallets.

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