Dear Plains Parents and Students,
My name is Emily Brinkman and I am the Director of Bands at Lakota Plains. Before coming to the Lakota Local School District, I taught general music/band in the Bethel-Tatel Local School District, Tri-Village Local School District and Tipp CIty Exempted Village School District. I graduated from Miami University Bachelor of Music in Music Education. My main instrument is clarinet, but I have also studied piano and harp.
The Bands from Lakota Plains have performed at the highest level in the Ohio Music Education Association Large Group Adjudicated Event, Class A and achieved Superior ratings. In 2006, the Plains 8th Grade Band traveled to Cleveland, OH to participate in the OMEA Professional Development Conference and in 2008, the 8th Grade Band was a featured performer at the OMEA Professional Development Conference held here in Cincinnati. As Assistant Director of Bands at Lakota West, I’ve traveled with the Marching Firebirds to Florida to participate in the Universal Studios and Disney Holiday parades in 2010, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 2013 and to the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan 1, 2015. I also traveled with the Lakota West Symphonic Winds to the 2011 Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Ill, the most prestigious performance venue for a high school concert band in America where I was honored to guest conduct Symphonic Winds.
I hope you will check this page often for announcements and updates about band at Lakota Plains.
Please feel free to contact me via the links below. I look forward to seeing you all very soon.
Director of Bands
Lakota Plains Junior School
5500 Princeton Road
Liberty Township, OH 45011