Michael C. Luley has been Director of Bands at Lake Braddock Secondary School since 2011. He directs two high school ensembles, the marching band, and works with the middle school band program teaching percussion ensemble and a seventh grade clarinet class. Previously, Mr. Luley held the position of Associate Director at Lake Braddock for five years under Roy Holder.
While the jazz director at Lake Braddock, Mr. Luley’s ensemble performed two times at Blues Alley, in Washington, D.C. and performed on the U.S. – China Friendship tour in Beijing, China in 2010 with trumpet soloist SGM Craig Fraedrich of the U.S. Army Blues. Additionally, Mr. Luley had the opportunity to direct Honor Bands in Mississippi, South Carolina, and West Virginia.
Mr. Luley has taken the Lake Braddock Symphonic Band to the BOA National Concert Band Festival in 2015 and the Virginia Music Educator’s Conference in November of 2015. He received the Citation of Excellence from the National Band Association in 2015 as well.
Before coming to Lake Braddock, Mr. Luley taught band in North Carolina, Mississippi, and Falls Church, Virginia. He holds the Bachelor of Music Education degree from West Virginia University and the Master of Music Education degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Luley is a member of several professional organizations and served as the Virginia State Representative for the National Band Association for five years.
Associate Band Director at Lake Braddock TBA
Middle School Band Director at Lake Braddock TBA
Kelly McMillan is the Color Guard Director. Ms. McMillan is an alumna of the Lake Braddock Marching Band and is excited to be involved with this award-winning program as the Color Guard Director. She is a former captain and four-year member of the LBCG under the direction of Roy Holder. She has an extensive background in the performing arts and musical theatre as a singer and dancer. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in English Education from East Carolina University, where she was also part of the music program, and a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia. She’s been a member of the English department faculty at LBSS for over a decade, with a primary focus on English 9 and Honors instruction.
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