High School Honors Symphonic Band
Dr. Richard Suk is serving his seventeenth year as Associate Professor of Music and Associate Director of Bands at Ohio University. He is the director of the Ohio University Marching Band and is also the conductor of the Symphonic Band. Dr. Suk received his bachelor and master degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and his doctorate in music education from the University of Illinois. Prior to his appointment at Ohio University, he taught in the public schools of Alabama and Mississippi for ten years. Under his direction, the Ohio University Marching Band has performed for numerous NFL teams, the 2000 and 2005 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parades, and the 2010 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. In May of 2013, the band will travel to Europe for performances in Ireland and Italy. Dr. Suk is a member of various professional and honorary societies including Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Ohio Music Educators Association, College Band Directors National Association and Pi Kappa Lambda. He is a recipient of the National Band Association's Citation of Excellence and is active as an adjudicator and clinician.