DIRECTOR OF BANDS: ROBERT TANIS
Bachelor of Music Education and Performance (Trumpet), Eastman School of Music
Master of Music Education and Conducting, Schwob School of Music
Robert Tanis has been at Lakota East High School since 1997, initially serving as the Associate Band Director (1997-2011). As the Director of Bands, Mr. Tanis directs the following ensembles: Lakota East High School Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Symphonic Winds, and the Lakota East Marching Thunderhawks. He also assists with the Lakota East Freshman Concert Bands and directs all Brass Ensembles.
Mr. Tanis has continued the Lakota East Bands Tradition of Excellence by leading his students to consistently scoring Superior ratings at OMEA adjudicated events and national recognition for the Lakota East Marching Thunderhawks at the Bands of America competitions.
Mr. Tanis has performed with the Southwest Ohio Symphonic Band, the Ohio Valley British Brass Band, the Columbus State University Wind Ensemble, the Eastman Wind Ensemble, the Spoleto Festival Orchestra, and the Castle Festival Orchestra in Heidelberg, Germany.