Joe Kulick - Band Director
Joe Kulick currently holds a Bachelors Degree from Kansas State University. During his time there, he studied with Dr. Kurt Gartner and was involved in many ensembles, including a student-lead Percussion Ensemble, a Jazz Combo, and a Latin Jazz Ensemble. He also won Second place in the Kansas State University Honors Recital, and was a winner of the Concerto Competition, where he had the opportunity to perform with the Kansas State Orchestra. Joe was a member of Green Thunder Percussion (now named Cavalier Indoor) for two years, as well as a member of the Cavalier Drum and Bugle Corps from 2010 to 2013. In 2014, Joe traveled to Cuba to study Latin Percussion with some of the best players in the country, and plans to return to continue his studies.
Joe is currently pursuing his masters degree in music education at VanderCook College of Music, focusing his studies on styles and influences of the music from Cuba, and plans to complete his research in 2020. Joe’s wide variety of performance experience and interest in music technology provides the students of East Aurora with a unique and cutting-edge education in a variety of music origins and influences, and opportunities to learn the processes of recording and producing music.
Joe is honored to work in the East Aurora School District and continually works to offer students new performance opportunities and a holistic musical experience in their time at EAHS.