Kyle Young is currently Associate Director of Bands at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. His responsibilities include co-conducting six concert bands, one of six jazz ensembles, and athletic bands. He also serves as an Assistant Director of the Carmel High School Marching Greyhounds.
The Carmel Marching Band is a 25-time Bands of America Regional Champion and recently made their 25th consecutive appearance in Bands of America Grand National Championships Finals. They were also named the 2016, 2017, and 2018 Grand National Champions. The Carmel Marching Greyhounds were recently awarded the John Philip Sousa Foundation Sudler Shield for the second time in the ensemble’s history.
Prior to arriving in Carmel, Young served as a band director in the Mason City School District in Mason, Ohio. During his tenure in Carmel and Mason, ensembles have been invited to perform at the Indiana Music Educators Association and Ohio Music Education Association professional development conferences, the College Band Directors National Association Regional Conference, and the Music for All National Concert Band Festival. Carmel Wind Symphony 1 was most recently named the 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022 State Concert Band Champion. The Carmel Band Program was also a recipient of the National Band Association Program of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award in 2018.
Young received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Wright State University and his Master’s degree from VanderCook College of Music. Young was named the 2013 Alumni of the Year for the Wright State University School of Music. He serves nationally as a clinician for concert and marching bands as well as an active adjudicator for Bands of America, Drum Corps International, and other circuit organizations. Young lives in Westfield, Indiana with his wife Kelly, their son Landon and daughter Evelyn.