Jason Deem is the Director of Bands for Union City the Union City School system. He has enjoyed teaching in Union City Schools since 2005. Mr. Deem will be responsible for guiding the 350 band students and extensive staff involved in the instrumental music program of the district. Jason is in the process of building a top notch staff who honor the heritage and continue the vigorous pursuit of excellence that is synonymous with all Union City Band programs. Mr. Deem has been integral to the pedagogical development that has led to a world class learning environment for students in all facets of the program. Throughout his career his ensembles have consistently received awards for excellence on the concert stage and marching field.
Jason earned his Bachelor of Music Education and Masters Degree in Education with emphasis in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Tennessee at Martin. Jason Deem is a clinician and adjudicator for bands throughout the Southeast United States.Mr. Deem is Past President of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is a member of the West Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, Tennessee Music Educators Association, and Tennessee Bandmasters Association.
A native of Rutherford, Tennessee, Mr. Deem marched with the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps for the 1998 and 1999 seasons. Before his tenure at Union City Jason began his teaching career at Lexington High School in Lexington, Tennessee and was later the Director of Bands at Gibson County High School in Dyer, Tennessee where his bands received numerous awards including the Tennessee Governor’s Cup.
Mr. Deem resides in Union City and is a member of First Baptist Church. He is the father of two lovely daughters, Makinlee and Kadence.
Ryan Wilkerson is the Assistant Band Director at Union City Middle and High Schools in addition to being the Director of Percussion Studies at Union City High School. He is a native of Fort Branch, Indiana who earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Murray State University.Prior to his coming to Union City he previously served for seven years as the Director of Percussion and Assistant Band Director at Henry County High School in Paris, Tennessee. Mr. Wilkerson has worked with band programs in Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, and Indiana. Ryan’s work in Indiana has been recognized at the state level with ISSMA Class Champions Forest Park High School.
In addition to teaching, Ryan is an accomplished composer and arranger for marching and concert percussion ensembles throughout the United States. You can find portions of his work on www.JohnFanninMusic.com as well as Soundcloud.com/RWpercussion.
Ryan is married to Ashley Wilkerson and they reside in Union City with their daughter, Leah Kate.
Laney Rogers is the Color Guard Director for the the Union City High School Band. She earned her Masters Degrree in Administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin and is a Special Education Teacher at Union City Elementary. An alumnus of the UCHS Band program and has been the Color Guard Director and Choreographer since 1999 . Under her leadership the Union City Color Guard has earned countless Awards and Championships throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, and Indiana.
Laney is married to Michael Rogers and they reside in Union City, Tennessee with their daughter Ada.
Blaine Bomar has served in every facet of the marching arts: performer, instructor, clinician, consultant, designer, contest coordinator, and judge. He has serves as a Program Coordinator and Creative Director for marching bands, indoor percussion units, indoor winds, and winter guards throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Florida, and Texas. Programs that he has designed and worked for have performed in venues such as: Bands of America (BOA) Regional, Super Regional Championship Finals, and the BOA Grand National Championships, Winter Guard International Regional Finals and several other state finals across the Midwest and Southeast. Blaine’s designs have been on display and featured at both the Midwest Band & Orchestra Conference and the Texas Music Educators Association Conference.
Blaine is proud member of the several judges’ guilds and associations such as: Gulf Coast Judges Association, East Tennessee Performing Arts Association, the Central States Judges Association, USBands, and more. He was also a Level One & Two graduate of the Marching Roundtable Judges Academy during its time. Blaine has had the privilege of serving on championship panels in several states including: Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, and Missouri.
In addition to his designing & judging, Blaine is highly sought out student leader and drum major clinician in Tennessee and Western Kentucky. He worked as an instructor for the Fred J. Miller Summer Clinics teaching student leaders and drum majors throughout the country. He was also featured on the Marching Arts Education & Marching Roundtable’s podcast with Dr. Joe Allison and Tim Hinton on “Evaluating Drum Majors”.
Presently, Blaine resides in Union City, Tennessee with his dog, Bentley, where he spends his falls on the design team and instructional staff with the Union City High School Band.
We are blessed with a valuable team of instructors who take great pride in the development of our youth through the competitive marching band activity.