Nathan Bailey

Nathan Bailey holds music education degree from the University of Kentucky, but is originally from Orland Park.  He was a member of the marching percussion and visual staff at the 20-time KMEA Class 5A Grand Champion, Lafayette High School (Lexington, KY), as well as the 8-time class A Bands of America National Champion, Adair County High School (Columbia, KY). He has also taught marching percussion at Lockport and Carl Sandburg High School and maintains a private lesson studio of percussion and drumset students. 

As an active performer, he's been fortunate to be able to travel across the United States.He has performed with ensembles at prestigious events such as the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, The Midwest Clinic Band and Orchestra Conference, the Mormon Tabernacle, as well as multiple Illinois and Kentucky music education conferences. In 2016, he  marched bass drum as a member of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps.


Lawrence Fisher

Lawrence Fisher has taught at Bolingbrook High School since 2006.  He directs four curricular choirs and has taught piano class and AP Music Theory.    Mr. Fisher grew up in Kentucky being heavily involved in music for most of his life.  After high school graduation, he continued his studies at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana.  There he studied music education under Henry Leck and Eric Stark.  Upon graduation he moved to Massachusetts and completed his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting with E. Wayne Abercrombie at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  While at UMass he conducted the Women’s Choir and Madrigal Singers.  His first full-time teaching position was in the inner-city of Springfield, MA where he was the choir and general music teacher at an 800 student elementary.  He then returned to the Midwest where he taught at Proviso Township Schools and School District #54 in Schaumberg before coming to Bolingbrook.  Mr. Fisher has also studied at the Kodaly Institute in Kecskemet, Hungary where he focused on the Kodaly technique.  He is an advocate of sight-reading in choral rehearsals.  He has also been a festival conductor and adjudicator for several festivals in New England and Illinois.


Robert Hanerhoff

Mr. Robert Hanerhoff teaches Jazz Band 1, Jazz Band 2, Jazz Band 3, Concert Winds, Acoustic Guitar, and the Marching Raiders at Bolingbrook High School. Mr. Hanerhoff has been on faculty at BHS since 2007. Prior to teaching at BHS, Mr. Hanerhoff taught elementary and middle school at Roosevelt Magnet School in Peoria, IL. There, he taught K-2 general music, 6th and 7th grade band, and jazz band. Mr. Hanerhoff earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Western Illinois University in 2005 and his Masters in Education Leadership, type 75 from Argosy University in 2013. Mr. Hanerhoff has been a guest clinician at ILMEA District IX Senior Division Jazz Festival and has adjudicated a number of solo contests, audition days, and IHSA Organizational Contest. He also teaches private trumpet and guitar lessons, and performs regularly as a member of the Chicago Brass Band. Mr. Hanerhoff is a member of National Association for Music Education, Illinois Music Educators Association, Jazz Education Network, National Band Association, and the North American Brass Band Association. Mr. Hanerhoff lives in Bolingbrook with his wife, Sheila, and their son, Matteo.


Aimee Rupsis

Aimee Rupsis is the Bolingbrook High School Music Department Chairperson.  She is an EAYA National Board Certified teacher and has taught at Bolingbrook High School since 2002. She directs Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band 2, Pep Band and assists the Marching Program and spring musical. She also teaches AP Music Theory.  She has lead curriculum development and community outreach projects including the creation of C.H.I.M.E., which provides band instruments to under-resourced students in the Valley View School District. Ms. Rupsis grew up in Bolingbrook and is a product of the school system within which she currently teaches. She attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana from 1997-2001 earning a Bachelors in Music Education.  In 2008 she earned her Masters in Education with a Major in Educational Leadership and holds a Type 75 Administrative Certificate from Lewis University in Romeoville, Il.  She currently performs with the Naperville Municipal Band and resides in Bolingbrook with her family.