Director

Ken Bagley – Plainville Wind Ensemble

An educator since 1992, Ken Bagley has taught all aspects of instrumental music from beginners to high school. Since 1997, he has been teaching music in the Bristol School system. As a band director his bands have received numerous awards and have performed throughout the East Coast, Canada and Europe. In 2011 Ken was the guest conductor for the Bristol All-City Honors Band. He currently serves as the Citywide Music Curriculum Coordinator and teaches instrumental music.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Hartt School of Music, a Master of Music degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Connecticut, and a 6th Year degree in Educational Leadership from Sacred Heart University. As a conductor, Ken has studied conducting with Gary Green, Paul Philips, and Peter Bagley, and has attended numerous conducting workshops with Peter Boonshaft, Anthony Maiello, Paula Crider, Ed Lisk, Michael Haithcock and Kevin Sedatole.

In addition to teaching, Ken wrote “Band Masters” a motivational teaching method for beginning bands. He has served as Chairman for the CT All-State Music Festival and Site Host for All-State Auditions. He lives in Avon with his wife and 3 children.