That's me!

Nicholas Turon was the director of bands for Paint Valley Local School District 2014-2021. Mr. Turon earned his Bachelor of Science in music education and a minor in mathematics from Xavier University in 2013 and his Master of Education in educational leadership from Ohio University in 2019. Before arriving at Paint Valley, Mr. Turon served as Assistant Marching Band Director for New Albany High School and the Middle School Band Director for Newark Heritage Middle School. Since becoming a software engineer in mid 2021, Mr. Turon keeps music in his life through his local community band and saxophone quartet.

During his time at Paint Valley, Mr. Turon more than doubled the size of the band program, took the band to the district’s first-ever appearance at Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Large Group State Adjudicated Event (2017), and first-ever OMEA Large Group State Superior Rating (2018).

Mr. Turon has been a leader beyond the district. In 2016, Mr. Turon founded the Ross County Band Directors Association (RCBDA) to better serve the band students of Ross County. Through the RCBDA, Mr. Turon successfully lobbied for the creation of the Ross County Summer Youth Band (2018) and voted to commission a new piece of music for the Ross County Honor Band with funds generated through the 501(c)3 organization (2020). In collaboration with other area directors, Mr. Turon founded the Ross-Brown Beginning Honor Band (2016) that has grown to an annual 120-student and 4-county event and the Ross-Brown Woodwind Clinic (2019).

Mr. Turon served as the treasurer for Paint Valley Local Education Association 2016-2021 and is a proud Eagle Scout.

The Artist!

Grace McAllister is a freelance artist studying Communication Design and Arts Management at Miami University.

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