A Message From the Executive Director

Welcome to the MSBOA Website!


The Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association has been serving the schools of Michigan since 1934.

For 85 years MSBOA has provided numerous student oriented activities such as festivals, workshops and teacher in-service functions at both the district and state levels.

The Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to improving instrumental music in the State of Michigan.

MSBOA is organized in regional-district associations in both peninsulas, serving over 1,500 public, parochial and private schools. MSBOA consists of more than 1,600 instrumental music teachers certified by the State of Michigan to teach music education in our schools.

MSBOA is controlled at the State level by an Executive Board and the Presidents of our 16 geographical Districts. Three times a school year, this body meets to determine and discuss various topics that lead the Association, in such a way, as to ensure the continuing growth of MSBOA and instrumental music. 

As Executive Director it is my pleasure and honor to serve the membership of MSBOA.  

Please visit the many areas of our website and become informed as to the activities of MSBOA.

Musically yours,

Charles T. Bullard

Executive Director


State Cabinet

Greg Normandin President gnormandin@catholiccentral.net
Greg VanStrien Vice President Band and Orchestra gvanstrien@capsk12.org
Heidi Schlosser Vice President Solo and Ensemble schlosserh@bcschools.net
Chris Traskal Vice President Jazz Activities christopher.traskal@uticak12.org
Merlyn Beard Vice President Orchestral Activities beardm01@gmail.com
Matt Shephard Vice President Adjudication
Elizabeth Hering Vice President Music Selecton ehering@livoniapublicschools.org
Amy Gronda Secretary/Treasurer ajgronda@ppps.org
Kevin Culling 1st Past President culling,kevin@gmail.com
Jo Ann Gross 2nd Past President joagross@gmail.com

State Office

Charles Bullard Executive Director cbullard@msboa.org
MaryAnn Sullivan Administrative Assistant msullivan@msboa.org
Loretta Thelen Office Staff lthelen@msboa.org

District Presidents

Jessica Gardner District 1 President jessica.gardner@pineriver.org
Paul DeSimone District 2 President pld2397@hotmail.com
Christine Dodge District 3 President cdodge@brandon.k12.mi.us
Alan Posner District 4 President
Jeanine Ignash District 5 President jeanine.ignash@ovidelsie.org
Cheryl Thomas District 6 President cthomas@ccs.coloma.org
Matthew Reed District 7 President mareed@central-montcalm.org
Michael Larsen District 8 President larsenmg@gmail.com
Jason Lowe District 9 President jdlowe1972@sbcglobal.net
Mark Kotchenruther District 10 President mkotchenruther@fhps.net
Bryan Van Toll District 11 President bvantoll@trschools.org
Ann Felder District 12 President feldera@monroe.k12.mi.us
Jessica Kietzman District 13 President kietzman@eup.k12.mi.us
Robert Miller District 14 President rmiller@lakelinden.k12.mi.us
Sean Patton District 15 President sean.patton@detroitk12.org
Gregory Holt District 16 President gholt@mywwps.org