Mad River Schools Music Educators and Staff
Stebbins High School Director of Bands
Mr. Lindon is the Director of Bands at Stebbins High School. Mr Lindon graduated from Wright State University in 2014 with a Bachelors in Music Education and then again in 2017 with a Masters of Music Performance. While at Wright State Mr. Lindon studied with Dr. Daniel Zehringer, Dr. Shelley Jagow, Dr. Jackson Leung and Dr. David Booth. While at WSU Mr. Lindon was honored with the Charles R. Spinney Composition Award and an induction into the leadership fraternity Omicron Delta Kappa.
Mr. Lindon started his teaching career while at Wright State University in 2015. During his masters program, Mr. Lindon helped start an after school music program at the Dayton Regional S.T.E.M. school. That program would continue to grow each year, until it went from one performing group to three groups with solo performances.
In 2019 Mr. Lindon became the Assistant Band Director for Stebbins High School and Mad River Middle School. In his first year he had the honor to direct the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band and Middle School Jazz Band. The first year from Mr. Lindon was very exciting because of how Amazing the marching band was throughout the 2019 season. They had the highest score at BOA finals in school history and received a Superior rating at OMEA State Finals.
Mr. Lindon has amazing support from his friends and family!! He would not be where he is today without their support. He would also not be the educator he is today without the fantastic education he received from the professors at Wright State University. Mr Lindon is a native of Middletown Ohio, but resides in Dayton with his wife Emily and two cats.
Director of Orchestras
Mrs. Amy M. Hall, the Director of Orchestras at Mad River Local Schools, is thrilled to be part of the music department teaching team at Stebbins! She brings her expertise teaching strings and will celebrate the growth and musical development of each child.
Mrs. Hall, a native of Dayton, earned a Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Violin Performance degrees from Wright State University (2004, BS), and a Master of Science in Music Education degree from the University of Dayton (2010, MME). Her more than fifteen years of experience in the classroom have included general music, orchestra, and choir courses in public and parochial schools. An active member of OMEA, Mrs. Hall has many students participate in Ohio's District XII OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest annually receiving "Excellent" and "Superior" ratings. Many of her students are members of Dayton Junior Strings, Dayton Youth Strings Orchestra and Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Mrs. Hall resides in Kettering with her husband and young son.
Mad River Middle School Director of Bands
Mr. Carpenter is the Mad River Middle School Director of Bands, he is a graduate of Miami University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and studied with Mr. Gary Speck, Mr. Sam Reynolds, Dr. Brenda Mitchell and Dr. Jack Liles. Mr. Carpenter received his Master’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Dayton where he focused on educational research under the leadership of Dr. Linda Hartley.
Mr. Carpenter started his teaching career in 1998 with the Bryan City School District where he taught instrumental and general music classes and was the assistant director of the Bryan High School Marching Band. In 2001, Mr. Carpenter became the Director of Bands at Carlisle High School. During his time at Carlisle, the band program received numerous Superior Ratings in marching band and concert band. In 2003, Mr. Carpenter received the Warren County Project Excellence Award for outstanding teaching. In 2006, the Carlisle Marching Band was a Semi-Finalist at the BOA Grand National Championships and placed 3rd in the nation in Class A.
In 2008, Mr. Carpenter became the Stebbins High School Director of Bands. Now in his 10th year at Stebbins and 20th year of teaching, Mr. Carpenter has directed the Stebbins High School orchestra, concert band, symphonic band, and marching band to numerous superior ratings at the district, state, and national level. Symphonic Band has received praise for composers such as Mark Camphouse and David Holsinger for their superior rated performances at Dixie Classic Festivals and National Adjudicator Invitationals. Mr. Carpenter also directs the Stebbins High School Pep Band which performs throughout the year and was featured on the Today Show and Good Morning America for their national televised performances during the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. In addition to the pep band, Mr. Carpenter is the director of the Stebbins pit orchestra for the spring musical. Under Mr. Carpenter's direction, the pit orchestra has received multiple DayTony Awards of Merit and Excellence for outstanding theater performances in the Dayton area. For the last 10 years, Mr. Carpenter has been the OMEA Solo and Ensemble Adjudicated Event Chair for District XII.
Mr. Carpenter has been recognized by the city of Riverside Chamber of Commerce for his enthusiasm towards the community and his students. Bands and orchestras under Mr. Carpenter’s direction have performed and toured Washington D.C., Orlando, Florida, Miami, Florida, Richmond, Virginia, Chattanooga, Tennessee, and New York City. Mr. Carpenter is a frequent guest clinician and consultant for Dayton area bands and is a native of Beavercreek, Ohio where he resides with his wife and two sons.