"/> Opportunities for Participation: Band | Bethel College, KS
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Seek. Serve. Grow.

To be a Thresher is to be something greater than yourself.
Brian Skinner ’12

Threshers don’t march – they roll!

Which makes Bethel’s newest addition — our athletic band — a perfect fit.

Using traditional band instruments — or not — the band will create pictures on the football field, then take “the path less traveled” to get to the next formation. No prescribed transitions from place to place here! This is known as scrambling in the east or scattering in the west or, as we like to call it here at Bethel – rolling.

But this isn’t where the fun stops. The satirical narration over the loudspeaker will get the audience rolling in the bleachers.

When not on the field, band members function as the pep band to pump up the crowd at basketball games.

Don’t miss out on the fun!

Help build the Bethel tradition by:

  • Playing an instrument – tuba or bathtub
  • Building props – costumes or canoes
  • Acting out skits – scary or slapstick

About the Director

Brad Shores

Brad Shores, Athletic Band Director

Brad Shores, Haven, begins his position as Bethel’s athletic band director in mid-May and will build Bethel’s first-ever scramble band, the only one of its kind in the state of Kansas.

Shores, who has been named the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) Outstanding High School Music Educator for 2015–16, is currently the middle-school and high-school band instructor for USD 312 in Haven.

He has been there 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.