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Fine Arts

Athletic Band

Using traditional band instruments — or not — the band members function as the pep band to pump up the crowd at home football and basketball games. Opportunities include our steel drum band and our trash can band.

Help build the Bethel tradition by playing an instrument – tuba or bathtub

About the Director

Brad Shores, Athletic Band Director

Brad Shores began his position as Bethel’s athletic band director in 2016. Shores, who was named the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) Outstanding High School Music Educator for 2015–16, came from USD 312 in Haven where he was the middle-school and high-school band instructor since 2000, leading marching, pep, concert and steel drum bands as well as giving instruction in guitar and music theory. Shores is himself a steel-drum player.

About Bethel

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.