Aaron Cunningham, Director of Bands
Aaron Cunningham is currently the Director of Bands at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY. Before assuming this position he served as the Assistant Director at Tates Creek High School from 2007-2015. Prior schools include Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington, KY (2001-2007) and Union County High School in Morganfield, KY (1999-2001).
Mr. Cunningham earned his Bachelors in Music Education from Western Kentucky University. While there he studied conducting with Dr. John Carmichael. He received his Masters in Education Leadership from Georgetown College. His professional affiliations include NAFME, KMEA, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He has also served as the KMEA District 7 Band Chair and Marching Band Representative.
Mr. Cunningham is originally from Oldham County, KY where he attended South Oldham High School, but is happy to call Lexington home. He has lived in Lexington since 2001 with his 2 children, Abigail and Jacob.
Brent Hunt, Associate Director of Bands
Mr. Hunt has just joined the Tates Creek Team! His bio will be coming soon.
Brian Flack, Percussion Caption Head
Brian Flack is the Executive Director of Tates Creek Indoor Ensemble in Lexington, KY and a past member of Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps. He is currently in his 16th season as Percussion Coordinator at Tates Creek High School in Lexington, KY where he also instructs multiple surrounding middle schools. Flack also performs with the nationally recognized band, Conch Republic, voted Gigmasters #1 Beach band. Conch Republic has opened for The Beach Boys, Peter Mayer, and KC and the Sunshine Band.
Mr. Flack attended the University of Kentucky under the instruction of Mr. James Campbell and performed with the University's top organizations including the UK Wind Ensemble, Steel Band, Percussion Ensemble, and UK Orchestra. He also played tenors with the UK marching band for 4 years before later serving as Percussion Caption Head for the UK Drumline
in 1999. During the previous year in 1998, Flack marched tenors for Phantom Regiment under the instruction of Dr. Brian Mason as well as being invited to perform in the 1998 PASIC Solo Timpani Competition.
As a composer and arranger, Flack has written for several organizations including Tates Creek Indoor Ensemble (KY), the University of Kentucky Drumline, Tates Creek HS (KY), Bryan Station HS (KY), Brandon HS (MS), North Pike HS (MS), and Warren Central HS (MS) to name a few.
Mr. Flack is also a contributing artist in The Blue Book by Tapspace. His original solo BUS BOWL for tenors is performed at Solo and Ensembles around the region.
Mr. Flack has been recognized as a leading percussion educator and his ensembles have received national honors. Brian Flack proudly represents Innovative Percussion Inc., Sabian Inc., Beetle Percussion, and Remo Heads Inc.
Color Guard Staff (more info coming soon)