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Brian Covey
Brian Covey




Brian Covey (Lockport, Illinois) is the Visual and Performing Arts Chairman and serves as Director of Bands at Lockport Township High School (LTHS). Covey was appointed Director in 2003 after serving two years as Associate Director. Before joining Lockport High School, Covey earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Master of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music, and an additional master’s in educational administration from The University of St. Francis.

Under Covey’s direction, the concert ensembles at LTHS have performed throughout the state and country. The Wind Symphony has become a nationally respected ensemble with performance highlights including the Illinois Superstate Festival at the University of Illinois (every year since 2004), the National Association for Music Education National Conference (2008), the Illinois Music Education Conference (2001, 2010, 2022), The Music for All National Concert Band Festival (2006, 2008, 2016, 2018, 2023), The World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles International Conference (2009), and The Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic (2008, 2013, 2021). The Wind Symphony was named a Mark of Excellence National Wind Band Honors National Winner (2010, 2013, 2016, 2020) and was awarded the John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Flag of Honor in 2008.

Covey holds over twenty Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association, where he serves as a High School Representative on the Board of Directors. Covey is an elected member of the prestigious American Bandmasters Association, Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, and American School Band Directors Association. Covey is the Illinois Music Education Association’s State Band Division Immediate Past-President.