Mr. Robert Elliott - Director of Bands
Robert W. Elliott has been teaching for 27 years in Ohio and Kentucky. He received his B.M.E. degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1984, the M.Ed. degree from Xavier University in 1992 and a Rank I Certificate from Eastern Kentucky University in 2003.
Mr. Elliott has served the Kentucky Music Educators Association as the District 7 Marching Band Board of Control representative, Lexington Festival manager during the 1998-99, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 school years. He has also been the Press Box manager for the KMEA State Marching Band Championships in AAAAA Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Finals since 2007.
In 1996 Mr. Elliott served as District 6 (Northern Kentucky) KMEA President.
Mr. Elliott is a member of KMEA, MENC, National Band Association, and Phi Beta Mu.
Mr. Elliott’s concert bands have consistently received Distinguished ratings at both the district and state level since 1986. The Cooper High School Band has received Distinguished ratings since its’ opening in 2008 and was named an exemplary concert band in 2009 and 2010.
The Grant County Marching Band was a KMEA State finalist in 1994, 1995 and 1996 in class A and AA. The Grant County Marching Band was named Class A State Champion in 1995.
The Tates Creek Marching Bands were KMEA State finalists in 2000, 2001, and 2002 in class AAAA, a BOA St. Louis Regional Finalist in 2001, and a BOA Louisville Regional Finalist in 2002. The Tates Creek Symphonic and Concert Bands also participated in the BOA Regional Concert Festival at the University of Kentucky in the spring of 2000. The Tates Creek Symphonic performed at the 2002 KMEA In-Service Conference as a featured concert band.
Mr. Elliott has been a KMEA marching band and concert band adjudicator since 1991.
Mr. Elliott is married to Carol Elliott and they have 3 children Jessica 30, Linda 27, and Bobby 25. They also have 2 grandchildren Kensley 3, and Taylor 1.