Jason Graham - Director
Bio to be posted
Greg Benson - Assistant Director
Greg Benson currently serves as Assistant Director of Bands for the Grove City High School Band Program. His teaching responsibilities include assisting with the Marching Band and co-directing Concert Band II at the high school, while also teaching beginning band classes at both Park Street and Hayes Intermediate Schools.
Mr. Benson earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio in 2012. Prior to coming to Grove City, Mr. Benson was Director of Bands at Gallia Academy High School and Middle School in the Gallipolis City Schools for two years. Under his direction, both the Gallia Academy High School and Middle School bands experienced tremendous growth, consistently receiving high marks and many Superior ratings in OMEA Adjudicated Events in both marching and concert bands. Additionally, the high school Symphonic Band traveled to Washington D.C., performing at Union Station and participating in a clinic with internationally renown composer, Mark Camphouse.
Mr. Benson, originally from Worthington, Ohio, completed his student teaching at Grove City High School under George Edge in the spring of 2012. In the summer of 2011, he served as a Conductor for the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps from Rockford, Illinois, and in 2012 served as an Assistant Tour Director for the corps. As a saxophonist at Otterbein, he performed with the Otterbein University Saxophone Quartet at the U.S. Navy Band's 2012 International Saxophone Symposium. In November of 2013, Mr. Benson married his beautiful wife Melinda, who currently serves as a Residential Life Coordinator at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Walt Riesenberg - Assistant Director
Walter Riesenberg is in his 12th year of teaching at Grove City High School. He serves as the Director of Percussion Studies and Assistant Band Director. Mr. Riesenberg is the director of the Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band II, and co-director of Concert Band II. He received his masters degree in music performance from Eastern Kentucky University and Bachelor of Music Education from Miami University.