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Richard  Stichler
Fine Arts
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Adv Instr Ens IV (Semester 1) (Period:03) 53.0764051-4, Advanced Band, Advanced Orchestra, Music Apprec I (Semester 1) (Period:04) 53.0140051-60


Bachelor of Music - The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Master of Music - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Specialist of Education (Technology) - The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Rich Stichler is in his 27th year in music education and has served as director of bands at Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School, Ft. Oglethorpe, Georgia since 1999.  He was director of bands at Ridgeland High School, Rossville, Georgia from 1993 to 1999.  Before relocating to Georgia, he taught band and orchestra in Arizona, California, and Nevada.  Under his direction the LFO and Ridgeland High School Bands have received consistent superior ratings for marching, concert, and jazz in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee.  The LFO Symphonic Band performed, by invitation, at the 2001 University of Georgia High School Music Festival.  He served as GMEA District Seven Band Division chair and as the organizer of the GMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble.  He is an adjunct professor of music at Dalton State University and Georgia Northwestern Technical College and has served as adjunct professor of trombone at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.   He maintains a busy schedule as a professional trombonist and teacher in the Chattanooga and Atlanta areas and has also free-lanced and taught privately in Arizona, California, Washington, D.C., and Las Vegas.  He was a member of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Marching Band, the 1986 Disneyland All-American College Band, and the 15th Air Force Band of the Golden West at March Air Force Base in California from 1987 to 1991.  He earned the B.Mus. degree from the University of Arizona and the M.M.Ed. degree and Ed.S. degree in educational technology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He is married to Diane Stichler, a Guidance Counselor at LFO and has two sons, Evan, who is a graduate of the University of Georgia, and Jarrett, who is a graduate of Georgia Tech University.  He and Diane are also the proud parents of Brinkley, a Labradoodle.