Our Directors

John LaMacchia

Member since 2014, Redeemer Church of Knoxville

Nominated, US Navel Academy

Masters in Arts, Conducting Emphasis, Ohio State University

Bachelors in Music Education, Ohio State University

Graduate Assistant and Student Music Arranger for Ohio State University Marching Band

22 years teaching experience Grades 5-12, including 10 years with KCYB

Concert Band Music Judge, Music in the Parks, Dollywood, 3 years

National Marching Band Judge, USBands, 10 years

Knox County Marching Band Judge, Knox County Marching Band Exhibition

Day job: Assisting the elderly to navigate their Medicare.

Kevin Ross

Kevin Ross is the current director of the KCYB Concert Band; a position he has held since 2020. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Western Illinois University. His Masters of Music Education degree is from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Ross has taught in Tennessee, Virginia, Iowa and Illinois. He recently retired from full-time teaching in Knox County where Mr. Ross taught at Austin-East, Central, Fulton, Carter and, most recently, at Whittle Springs Middle School. He is past president of TSSBDA and is an active member of ETSBOA as well. His bands have done well consistently at festivals and competitions. He is married to Janet A. Ross for 43 years. He is the father of Philip Ross who is a neurologist. Most importantly, he was saved by the Lord Jesus Christ, who he seeks to serve everyday.