Mr. Sleppy joined the Mason City Schools’ band department in 2008 after graduating from Miami University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. As a band director at Mason Middle School, Mr. Sleppy has had the opportunity to teach with amazing colleagues, who as a team were able to present successful performances at the Ohio Music Educators Association (OMEA) Professional Development Conference in 2013 and 2016, the Bowling Green Reading Clinic in 2015, and the Music for All National Festival in 2014 and 2018.
At William Mason High School, ensembles under his direction have earned superior ratings at OMEA Large Group Adjudicated Event and performed at the inaugural Cincinnati Regional Concert Band Festival in 2017. For the past ten years, Mr. Sleppy has served as the Assistant Director and Percussion Director for the award winning William Mason High School Marching Band, earning six consecutive Bands of America Grand National Finals appearances and five BOA Regional Championships, and marching in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.
Mr. Sleppy is a member of OMEA/NAfME and is endorsed by Innovative Percussion, Inc. Currently Mr. Sleppy is pursuing his master’s degree in music education from Miami University.