Matt Chandler
Director of Bands
Shawnee Public Schools

Matt Chandler serves as Director of Bands for Shawnee Public Schools. Chandler is a 2004 Graduate of Westmoore High School in Oklahoma City. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Mr. Chandler served as Drum Major for the Pride of Tigerland marching band for two years, ran the ECU Pep Band, and was a member of the ECU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Pep Band, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble. After finishing his student teaching at Southmoore High School, his first teaching position was at Sallisaw Public Schools as Middle School Band Director and Assistant High School Band Director from 2009-2012 before coming to Shawnee in the Fall of 2012. Mr. Chandler is a member of Phi Beta Mu, OkMEA, OBA, & NAFME.

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Shain Baldwin
Assistant Director of Bands
Shawnee Public Schools

Shain Baldwin serves as assistant Director of Bands for Shawnee Public Schools. Mr. Baldwin previously taught for 6 years in Lindsay.  He graduated in 2008 from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education.  While at OU, Mr. Baldwin performed with the Pride of Oklahoma Marching Band, The Sooner Showmen Basketball Band, the 2:30 Experimental Jazz Band, the 12:30 Jazz Literature Band, the Wind Symphony, the Saxophone Quartet, the Men’s Choir and the Crimson and Cream Jazz Combo.  Mr. Baldwin received the Giglio Award for Outstanding Jazz Performance and Outstanding Soloist Awards at the Jazz Festival in Addison and the Wichita Jazz Festival.  As a professional musician, Mr. Baldwin performs with the Talk of the Town Jazz Orchestra, the Oklahoma City Symphonic Band and the Blue Chair Band.  He has performed with many notable musicians, including Paul Hansen, Irv Wagner, Karl Sievers and Jay Wilkinson.  Mr. Baldwin’s professional affiliations are Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, MENC, OBA, OKMEA and POE.

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Jan Steffen
Assistant Band Director
Shawnee Public Schools

Jan Steffen has served as assistant band director at Shawnee High School and Shawnee Middle School since 2002. Ms. Steffen was director of bands in the Pond Creek-Hunter school system for 4 years immediately after graduating from Phillips University with a bachelor's degree in music education. After teaching private flute lessons for 18 years while raising three children, Ms. Steffen returned to band directing as an assistant director in the Cushing band program for the four years prior to coming to Shawnee.  She is a member of NAfME, OMEA and ECOBDA.

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Amanda Chandler
Colorguard Director
Shawnee Public Schools

Amanda Chandler serves as the color guard director for the Shawnee Marching Band. Amanda is a 2004 Graduate of Westmoore High School in Oklahoma City. She received her bachelor's in Sociology and her Masters in School Counseling from East Central University in Ada, OK. While in college she played flute and piccolo as a member of the ECU wind ensemble, ECU Flute Ensemble, ECU Pep Band, and member of the Pride of Tigerland Colorguard. While obtaining her Masters degree she was the ECU Color Guard Director. Amanda has won many awards as the color guard instructor at Sallisaw High School.

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Additional Staff

Joshua Dawes, Visual Coordinator 

Andrew Anderson, Wind Arranger

James Doyle, Percussion Arranger

Charlie Mogen, Front Ensemble Tech 

Nathan Chaffin, Student Teacher


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