Chris Koehn is the current director of high school bands at Coweta Public Schools. His duties include conducting the Coweta HS Wind Ensemble, directing Coweta HS Jazz II, working with the award winning Coweta Tiger Pride Marching Band, assisting with the junior high band program, and teaching 6th grade classes. Mr. Koehn is a member of the Oklahoma Bandmaster’s Association, the Oklahoma Music Educators Association, Phi Beta Mu, and was the 2015 Coweta Public Schools District Teacher of the Year. Chris holds both a Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Oklahoma State University and has earned National Board Certification in instrumental music. He has over 15 years of experience working in Oklahoma public schools.
Heather Koehn is in her seventh year as Director of Junior High Bands at Coweta Public Schools. Prior to coming to Coweta, Mrs. Koehn taught vocal music at Pryor High School (2007-2012) and Bixby Middle School (2005-07). Mrs. Koehn received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the University of Arkansas. In 2010, Mrs. Koehn earned National Board Certification in Early Adolescent/Young Adult Music. Mrs. Koehn was named Teacher of the Year for Coweta Junior High in 2017. Junior high ensembles under her direction have earned many OSSAA Outstanding Achievement Awards at both district choir and band contests. In 2016, the Coweta Junior High Wind Ensemble was invited to perform as an honor group at the annual Oklahoma Music Educators' Association Convention. Mrs. Koehn is also the creative director and arranger for the 8-time OBA State Champion and Bands of America Super Regional finalist, Coweta Tiger Pride Marching Band. Over 70 of her private students have earned All-State Honors in either vocal or instrumental (or both!) music throughout the past 13 years. In addition to teaching at Coweta, Mrs. Koehn is an active composer and arranger, teaches private clarinet lessons, is the pianist for First Christian Presbyterian Church of Pryor, and sings baritone with the four-time regional champion barbershop chorus, Talk of Tulsa.
This is Jacob Wright's sixth year with the Coweta Band. He received his bachelor's in music education from Capital University. He marched with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 2009-2012. While marching with the Glassmen, he was a section leader and also received the brass member of the year in 2012. He has been inducted into Alpha Chi and Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society. In addition to participating in many music ensembles, Jacob Wright enjoys spending time with his wife, Taylor.
Brittany Stoddard is in her second year with the Coweta Band. Prior to coming to Coweta, Mrs. Stoddard taught band at Hilldale Public Schools (2015-2019). Mrs. Stoddard received her Bachelor of Music Education from Northeastern State University and received her Master of Music from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her teaching duties include assisting with the High School Band, directing High School Jazz II, teaching 6th grade classes, assisting with the Junior High Ensembles, teaching the High School Brass Quintets, and the horn ensembles. Mrs. Stoddard's professional affiliations include Oklahoma Bandmaster's Association, Oklahoma Music Educator's Association, and the International Horn Society.
Kathryn Welch is the administrative assistant for the Coweta Band program. Mrs. Welch was the Coweta Band Booster President from 2013-15. She has an awesome husband, Rick, three children, Aubree, PJ, and Paul, and two grandchildren, Baze and Malie. Mrs. Welch is a jill of all trades; she has been everything from a bookkeeper to a seamstress to a hair stylist. She is invaluable to the Coweta Band program. Mrs. Welch says that "Coweta Band is an incredibly important part of my life" and that watching the students grow gives her "joy, pride, and purpose."