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Olathe East Band Staff

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Rebecca Fillingham - Director of Bands

Rebecca Fillingham joined the Olathe East band staff in 2023 having previously taught in the Shawnee Mission School District, the Monett school district, and the West Platte School District.

She teaches the Orange and Blue Brigade, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band, as well as traveling to area elementary schools to co-teach 5th grade beginning bands.


Over the course of her career, Ms. Fillingham has instructed at all levels, teaching and conducting groups ranging from 5th grade beginners to university wind ensembles and chamber groups. High school bands under her direction have earned numerous “I” ratings at the Kansas and Missouri State Band Festivals, and top placements in area marching competitions. However, her greatest joy in teaching band is fostering meaningful connections with her students and sharing a love of music and the band community with any kid that shows up willing to try. 


Rebecca graduated from Olathe East High School, going on to earn her Bachelor of Music Education degree at Missouri State University, and her Master of Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Central Missouri—under the mentorship of Dr. Scott Lubaroff.


Ms. Fillingham enjoys biking, running, and anything sci-fi. She resides in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband, Matt, who is an accomplished trombonist in the Kansas City music scene, and their three sons: Josiah, Robbie, and Kai.

Chad Reed - Assistant Director of Bands 

Photo and bio coming soon!

Brandon Graves- Percussion Instructor


Kimberlyn Angelo- Percussion Instructor

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