Cheryl Thomas has been the Director of Bands since the fall of 2004. Mrs. Thomas is a graduate of Western Michigan University (Bachelor of Music Education), Southern Oregon University (Master of Music-Conducting), and she continues to take classes during the summer at the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago. While at WMU, she was as one of the drum majors of the Bronco Marching Band. She also performed in the WMU Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Lab, Trombone Choir, and a Brass Quintet. During the summer Mrs. Thomas performs in the Lake Effect Jazz Big Band on 2nd (solo) trombone (www.lakeeffectjazz.org). She has also participated in the SMC Brass Band in Dowagiac.
In MSBOA (Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association) District 6, she serves as the President. Past offices held include Secretary, Vice President of Band & Orchestra, and Vice President for HS Solo & Ensemble. The band and orchestra directors in MSBOA District 6 voted Mrs. Thomas the band Teacher of the Year for 2012-13. Mrs. Thomas and her husband, Brandon, have two daughters-Mia & Madilyn, and two crazy dogs-Coda & Lulu.