Staff

Director of Bands

Mr. Clay Kennerk

Phone: 260-244-6136 Ext. 3330

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Bachelors in Music Education from IPFW

Mr. Clay Kennerk

Mr. Kennerk is the Director of Bands at Columbia City High school. Mr. Kennerk graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne in 2013 with a degree in music education. Mr. Kennerk has been working with many ensembles in his career including: New Haven Marching band and pep band, Snider Marching Band, Heritage Jr/Sr High School marching band, and Adams Central Marching Band. Mr. Kennerk completed his student teaching at Adams Central Community Schools in 2013. Mr. Kennerk has also taught in the FWSB Diocese teaching Preschool through 8th grade general music from 2015-2016.

 

Ms. Taylor Weddle

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Ms. Taylor Weddle

Taylor is currently studying Secondary English Education at Ball State University. She graduated from New Haven High School in 2014. Taylor enjoys reading and writing and hopes to publish her own novel one day. Among color guard, her other interests include Pinterest, pets, and watching movies. 

Mr. Jon Bay

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Mr. Jon Bay

Originally from Springport, Indiana Jon Bay attended Blue River Valley High School where he gain 3 consecutive Class D State Runner-up finishes. Jon joined the staff at Blue River Valley after graduation to teach. He then joined the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps where he marched soprano for 3 seasons- '94, '95, and '96. After "aging" out he was asked to join the visual staff. While on staff he was part of the corps highest finish- 5th. Jon is currently the visual designer for various high schools in the area including Bluffton, Norwell, Fairfield, Blue River Valley, Carroll, and Huntington North. In addition to his marching band experience, Jon is well seasoned in winter percussion and winter guard; where he has designed and instructed for groups in Indiana and Florida. Jon has a Bachelor's degree from Indiana Institute of Technology, but his true talent leis with the marching arts. Jon is happily married and a stay at home dad with his 3 children. While at home he continues his visual design work. His expertise has gained him an immense sense of pride and recognition with both high school bands and the music community.