Bios of the Band Directors

Todd Fessler

Todd Fessler is the current Director of Bands at Upper Arlington High School. He earned a MM in Wind Conducting at The Ohio State University where he studied with Dr. Russel Mikkelson and served as a graduate assistant director. He was previously the director of bands at Mt. Gilead Schools in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, where he conducted the concert bands at the middle school and high school. He also taught jazz band, beginning band and marching band, and led the pit orchestra and pep band. Mr. Fessler earned his Bachelor of Music degrees in music education and trumpet performance from The Ohio State University.


Kolin Redman

Kolin redmanKolin Redman returned to teaching in the Upper Arlington City School District in 2008. Previously, he taught band for 9 years in the Battle Creek Public School system in Battle Creek, Michigan. His experience also includes private brass instruction with The Music Center of South Central Michigan. Mr. Redman is an active performer in various jazz ensembles. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance from Hope College.

Mr. Redman works with the Hastings 6th and 8th grade bands, Jones 6th grade bands, Greensview and Windermere Elementary Bands, the High School Concert Band, pep band, and assists with the Marching Band. Mr. Redman lives in the Columbus area with his wife Cynthia and their kids, Ellie, Klay, and Emma.