Head Director of Bands
Greg Redner is the Head Director of Bands at Patricia E. Paetow High School in Katy, TX. Prior to his teaching position at Paetow High School, Redner worked for 2 years as an Assistant Director of Bands at Morton Ranch High School in Katy, TX and spent six years as Head Band Director at Waukesha North High School in Waukesha, WI. In his time in Waukesha the Waukesha North Bands participated in the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, competed at BOA Grand Nationals and won six consecutive Wisconsin State Marching Band Championships. Redner has and in depth experience utilizing technology in a 1:1 classroom and has been invited to present at the Wisconsin Music Educators Association Convention, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the Texas Music Educator's Association Convention on the topic of technology integration in the music classroom.
Redner has been in and around the marching activity for over 16 years as a marching member and instructor. Redner received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater in 2004 where he studied trumpet under Dr. Frank Hanson.
Associate Director of Bands
Kevin Thompson is the Associate Director of Bands at Paetow High School in the Katy Independent School District. Originally from Westlake Village California, he moved to Texas in 2010. He received his Bachelors in Music Education from the University of North Texas, studying with Professor Dennis Fisher, Dr. Nicholas Williams, Dr. Darhyl Ramsey, and more during his time at the University of North Texas.
During his summers, Mr. Thompson serves on the instructional staff for the SASi Drum Major and Leadership camps, working with hundreds of Drum Majors and Student Leaders across Texas.Mr. Thompson’s professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Associate Director of Bands / Visual Designer
Luke Zamprelli is an Associate Director of Bands at Paetow High School in Katy ISD. He is a Visual Caption Head at the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps where he has served on staff since 2016. He also serves on the Visual Staff at Monarch Independent Percussion in Houston and Juliana Drum and Bugle Corps in The Netherlands.
Prior to this position, he was an Assistant Band Director at Morton Ranch Junior High and Magnolia West High School. Originally from the Atlanta area, Luke is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He was a member of the Phantom Regiment during the 2011 and 2012 seasons. He has served on the instructional staff at the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Atlanta Quest Percussion, and Q2 Percussion. He is an active designer for band programs in Texas and Georgia as well as WGI units in the United States and Europe.