Mr. Tyler Guthrie

Tyler Guthrie is a new band director to Holmes Middle School. His responsibilities include directing the Symphonic Band and Jazz Band. Mr. Guthrie is also excited to restart the Hornets Pep Band for the first time in four years this fall! In addition to his responsibilities at HMS, Mr. Guthrie will also be directing the Beginning Band students at Frost, Twain, and Whitman Elementary Schools.

Mr. Guthrie studied Music Education at Western Illinois University and graduated in December of 2018. During his time at WIU he played with many of the ensembles that the university offers including the Jazz Band, Jazz Studio Orchestra, Orchestra, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Trombone Studio, and Pep Band. He was also a member of the Marching Leathernecks at WIU where he eventually earned the role of being a Drum Major during his senior year.

Mr. Guthrie also enjoys playing with musicians around the Chicago Area outside of school day. He has been a member of the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, based out of Oswego, for the last year. He is also an Alumni of the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps where he spent an entire summer with the organization while traveling across the country to rehearse and perform for thousands of audience members.