Dave Schreier is the Administrative Director and Principal Middle School Conductor for the Youth Bands of Orlando. He is also the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Central Florida. His duties include assisting in the instruction and direction of the UCF Marching Knights and Jammin' Knights Pep Bands. Additionally he is one of the Assistant Directors for the Concert Band Program, including the UCF Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, and is the primary conductor for the Concert Band and University Band. He also teaches courses in Music Education.
Prior to his appointment at UCF, Mr. Schreier served as the Director of Bands at Osceola High School in Kissimmee, FL from 2002-2008. During this time he oversaw all aspects of the award winning instrumental music program at OHS including the Marching Kowboys, OHS Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, Chamber Groups, "Percussion Theater" Indoor Drumline, and "Euphoria" Winterguard.
Mr. Schreier earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from UCF in 2002. After his six-year tenure at Osceola High School, he returned to UCF to pursue his Master's degree. He was awarded a full graduate assistantship to work with the athletic and concert bands. In spring of 2010 he earned is Master of Arts in Music Degree, with an emphasis in Conducting. His primary teaching and conducting influences are Mr. Michael Garasi, Mr. Ron Ellis and Dr. Richard Greenwood. Mr. Schreier is also a Euphonium Player and has studied with Mr. Roy Pickering, Mr. Mike Roylance, Mr. Paul Weikle, and Ms. Gail Robertson.
Through his experiences, Mr. Schreier has become a sought after clinician, guest conductor and adjudicator in the state of Florida. He is a member of CBDNA, FMEA, NAfME, FBA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Pi Kappa Lambda and is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi, Tau Beta Sigma and Sigma Alpha Iota. He is a past Chair of the UCF Marching Knights Alumni Association, and Founder and Past-President of the Central Florida Alumni Association of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is also currently a faculty advisor for the Zeta Tau chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota.
Tremon Kizer is the Associate Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at the University of Central Florida, where he oversees all aspects of the athletic band program, including the direction of the 300-member UCF Marching Knights. He also conducts the Symphonic Band and teaches courses in music education and conducting. Furthermore, he is the principal conductor of the Youth Band of Orlando. Previously, he served on the music faculty at the University of Dayton, where he oversaw the Marching Band, the University Concert Band, taught courses in music education, and instructed the UD New Horizons Band.
Recently, he was a Doctoral Conducting Associate at the University of South Carolina, where he assisted and conducted in all aspects of University Band program, which included guest conducting the USC Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and as an Assistant Producer of an NAXOS Wind Band Classics Recording. Furthermore, he assisted with the organization and instruction of the 375-member Carolina Marching Band. He holds additional degrees from the University of Central Missouri and Kansas State University.
Tremon Kizer is an active guest conductor, adjudicator, and leadership consultant throughout the United States. As a guest conductor, he has conducted numerous district and regional honor bands. As a champion for improving leadership skills for high school and college students, he teaches his model for how to maintain a year-around leadership program through leadership seminars for high school band programs. He has been on staff for numerous music camps, drum major clinics, and collegiate and high school concert and marching band camps.
He holds memberships in CBDNA, FMEA, OMEA, FBA, WASBE, Phi Mu Alpha and honorary memberships in Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. He enjoys spending time traveling with his wife Tracy and son, Tremon, Jr.