Lakeview Bands...A Tradition of Excellence

The Lakeview Bands have a strong reputation of producing excellence in many different ways. The “Marching Bulldogs” perform at the Cortland Street Fair, area band nights (including the Lakeview Band Night) and 10 or more football games annually. They have brought back the Halloween Parade to Cortland in October and travel throughout the US to perform as an ambassador to our school. They have recently travelled to Cincinnati, Columbus, Chicago, New York City and Orlando Florida.

The High School Bands are divided into two Concert groups after the marching season is over. The Concert and Symphonic Bands perform at OMEA sanctioned events such as Large Group District Contest, where our students achieve Excellent and Superior ratings every year. Both groups perform at Solo and Ensemble and send an average of 55 events per year.

Our Pep Band plays at various Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball games throughout the year, and has played Cavs games.

The Jazz program at Lakeview is very active and successful. Jazz Ensembles after school perform at many Lakeview Concerts throughout the year including the Holiday concert and the Spaghetti Dinner. Jazz Ensemble Blue performs at these concerts too, as well as many venues around the area including the Mocha House, Quaker Steak and Lube and the Warren Amphitheater. They also perform at the Packard Jazz Festival, as well as their own Lakeview Jazz Festival.

Nathan Sensabaugh

High School Band Director

Mr. Sensabaugh is in his 18th year of teaching, and his 12th year as Band Director from grades 8-12 at Lakeview, which includes the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Pep Band and Jazz Bands. Mr. Sensabaugh received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Youngstown State University where he was involved in many ensembles including the Marching Pride, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Bands and Saxophone Quartet. He is active in OMEA as an adjudicator in Solo and Ensemble and Large Group Adjudicated Events.

Tyler Husosky

Middle School Director

Assistant High School Band Director

Tyler Husosky is beginning his 11th year of teaching, and his first in the Lakeview School District. Prior to coming to Lakeview, Tyler served as the Director of Bands in the Champion Local School District. Currently, Tyler is the Percussion Advisor and Assistant Director of the Henry H. Stambaugh Youth Concert Band and Assistant Conductor of the Salem Quaker City Community Band. Tyler is an active member of the Ohio Music Education Association, serving as an Adjudicator and OMEA District 5 President.

Tyler is a frequent performer with the W.D. Packard Concert Band, Greenville Symphony Orchestra, Salem Quaker City Community Band, Lowellville Mt. Carmel Band, and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra.

Tyler has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Youngstown State University, and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Kent State University.

Thomas Brucoli

5th Grade Director

Assistant High School

Mr. Thomas Brucoli is a musician with over 40 years of experience in music education. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University, where he studied bass trombone with the late Dr. Vern L. Kagarice, and conducting with the late Robert E. Fleming. During his tenure with Champion, he directed the Marching Thunder, the Symphonic Band, and all grade level bands at Champion Middle School. His bands were featured regularly at Youngstown State University, Hiram College, and The Ohio State University Buckeye Invitational. At the national level, his bands performed in New Orleans, Nashville, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, and at the White House. Internationally, his bands performed in Munich, Frankfurt, Toronto, and Mexico City. Under his leadership, the band hosted many adjudicated events, including District V High School Solo and Ensemble and the Ohio Music Educators Association (O.M.E.A.) State Large Group Contest. Formerly, Mr. Brucoli served as President of District V, acted as the Chairman of the District V Winter Conference from 2003–2008, and was chairman of Middle School and High School Large Group Adjudicated Events numerous times. He has served on the O.M.E.A. Music Selection Committee, and has adjudicated in many categories since 1982, including Middle School Brass, High School Brass, Middle School Band and Orchestra, High School Band and Orchestra district and state levels, and Sight Reading at both the district and state levels. As a guest conductor, he has led ensembles throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. He is listed in the Who’s Who of American Teachers, and was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Mu Honorary Band Fraternity and the American School Band Directors Association. As a performer, he is currently a member of the W.D. Packard Concert Band, The Big Band Sound of Packard, and the Top Notes swing band. Since retiring from teaching full-time, Mr. Brucoli has been privileged to continue his career as a music educator by mentoring both students and future music educators. Currently, he teaches beginning band students at Lakeview Local Schools. He was recently inducted into the Ohio Band Directors Hall of Fame and the Champion Local Schools Employee Hall of Fame.

Carrie Probst

Majorette Choreographer

I am a Lakeview alumni and former majorette and now have the privilege of being the majorette choreographer for the Marching Bulldogs. I have previously choreographed the Newton Falls and Warren G. Harding majorette lines. I have a strong background in all forms of dance, especially ballet. I have also been lucky enough to teach and share my love of dance and performance with children who have won many regional and national awards. My educational experience includes a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University and a Post-Baccalaureate Degree in Elementary Education PreK - 5 from Western Governors University. I am currently teaching Kindergarten at Lakeview Elementary School. I absolutely love teaching and sharing Lakeview’s strong tradition of excellence while representing the Lakeview High School Marching Bulldogs as the majorette choreographer.

Tony Ferderber

Percussion Instructor

Mr. Tony Ferderber is the owner of Creative Drum Studio, located in Cortland, Ohio, where he has taught privately for the last 27 years. After studying percussion at Youngstown State University, he embarked on a national tour with jazz singer Mickey Lynn Jones. Ferderber settled in Phoenix, Arizona where he taught privately while simultaneously performing, touring and recording, most notably with the band 3rd Ave. Since returning to Ohio, he has been percussion director at LaBrae, Champion, Girard, Maplewood, Warren Harding, for fifteen years with Howland and for twelve years in his current position with Lakeview.