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Ron Roth is the Assistant Marching Band Instructor at Mundelein High School. Prior to Mundelein, Mr. Roth was the Director of Bands and Choral Director at Woodville-Tompkins High School in Savannah, Georgia. He holds a degree in Music Education from Elmhurst College where he studied classical trumpet with Kari Lee and Matt Lee and jazz with Kirk Garrison. Throughout college, Ron toured Europe with the Elmhurst College Jazz Band where he attended the Montreux, Umbria, North Sea, and Bohemia Jazz Festivals and played with jazz greats including, Doc Severinsen, Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Bobby Shew, and Randy Brecker. Mr. Roth now is teaching and performing in the Chicagoland area.
Ryan is the Director of Percussion at Mundelein High School, where he directs the marching percussion sections and percussion ensembles. Before coming to Mundelein High School, Mr. Jacobi served as the Director of Percussion at Prince of Peace Christian School in Carrollton, Texas from 2010-2013. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, where he studied drumset with Ed Soph and percussion with Christopher Deane, Paul Rennick and Ed Smith. After graduating in 2008 Mr. Jacobi performed throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area and toured the country with various rock bands. Mr. Jacobi lives in Chicago where he plays professionally as a jazz musician. He also teaches at Wheeling High School and Emerson Middle School.