Kelsey Bradberry is the Director of Bands at Klein Cain High School in Klein, Texas. Ms. Bradberry has been an active educator at the intermediate and high school level in Georgia and Texas. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Georgia State University and a Masters in Music Education degree from Boston University. While at Georgia State University, Ms. Bradberry studied Clarinet with Dr. Kenneth Long. She also participated in multiple ensembles led by Mr. Robert Ambrose, Mr. Chester Phillips, Mr. David Vandewalker, and Mr. Michael Palmer including: the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Wind Orchestra, the University Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles, and Clarinet Choir. She also participated in the Georgia State University Marching Band and was the clarinet section leader during the marching band’s inaugural year.
Ms. Bradberry has previously served as the Associate Director of Bands, Director of the Jazz Band, Director of the Symphonic Band, and Visual Caption Head of the Marching Band at Klein Cain. The Symphonic Band has earned Superior ratings since the building opened in 2017, and most recently received the UIL Concert & Sight Reading Sweepstakes award performing a grade 4-5 program. The Jazz Band has flourished and most recently performed at the University of Houston Jazz Festival. The Marching Band has consistently earned Superior ratings at the UIL Region and Area contests, and was most recently named Grand Champion of the USBands Houston Regional in November of 2022. The Marching Band also advanced to the 6A State UIL Marching Contest in the Fall of 2021. Ms. Bradberry develops the curriculum for student leadership training and development, and has led all student leadership training to develop the student culture since the building opened. Additionally, Ms. Bradberry has directed the pit orchestra for the school musical several times. Under her direction, the pit orchestra won “Best Pit Orchestra” for A Chorus Line in the Spring of 2021.
Ms. Bradberry serves as the Klein ISD High School Band Fine Arts Facilitator which is a supervisory role of the district’s high school band directors. She is also responsible for actively working with the KISD Fine Arts Office to oversee and plan professional development. Furthermore, she assisted in a curriculum refresh project for KISD in 2022 - 2023 to reconsider, update, and finalize the district approach to high school band. Ms. Bradberry was selected to be in the first cohort of the Klein ISD Teacher Leadership Academy during the 2022 - 2023 school year.
Ms. Bradberry’s professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, the National Band Association, the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Jazz Educators Association, and Women Band Directors International.
Matt Fehl is in his 23rd year as a school band director with 20 years right here in Klein. Prior to teaching in Klein Mr. Fehl taught two years at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, TX and one year at Bammel Middle School in Spring, TX. Mr. Fehl holds a Bachelor and Master degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX where he studied Conducting with Dr. Matthew McInturf and Trumpet with Mr. Randy Adams. During Mr. Fehl’s tenure at Doerre, the Symphonic Band has been selected as a National Wind Band Honors National Finalist three times, multiple Best-in-Class Awards at festivals, consecutive Sweepstakes ratings at Texas UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contests, and as part of the wind and percussion sections of the Doerre Full Orchestra was selected as Texas State CCC Honor Full Orchestra in 2019 and performed at the annual TMEA clinic and convention in San Antonio. In 2014, wind and percussion students from the Symphonic Band performed with the Doerre Full Orchestra as part of the 68th Annual Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Ill. In March of 2017 the Doerre Symphonic Band performed at the Music For All National Festival in Indianapolis, IN. In 2013 Mr. Fehl was named Doerre Teacher of the Year and actively serves his school and district on various committees, councils, and programs. Mr. Fehl is also an active professional trumpet player, adjudicator and clinician throughout the state and holds memberships in the Texas Music Educators Association, the Texas Bandmasters Association, the Texas Music Adjudicators Association, and Phi Beta Mu (Alpha Chapter) International Bandmaster Fraternity. Mr. Fehl, his wife Julie, and their two children Riley (going into 8th at Doerre) and Raegan (going into 5th at Hassler) are residents of Klein and excited to wear Cain Band gear at football games and performances!
Katherine Zolvinski is originally from the Chicago area and is very excited to be a part of the Klein Cain Team! She has been teaching since 2012 across Indiana, Nevada, and now Texas! Ensembles under Ms. Zolvinski’s direction have received consistent superior ratings earning them sweepstakes in UIL and NMEA concert band festivals. While in Indiana Ms. Zolvinski led Madison Consolidated High School Marching Cubs to their first state finals appearance in 2018. In 2019 the Marching Cubs placed 2nd in music and 3rd overall, the highest in the school's history. The Madison band also saw exponential growth by 50% in the course of just two years.
Ms. Zolvinski is a woodwind specialist and an active oboe and English Horn player and currently plays with the Houston Pride Band. Her past performance affiliations have included the Sam Houston State University Wind Ensemble, Huntsville, TX, the Twin Cities Concert Band, South Bend, IN, The University of Southern Nevada Symphony Orchestra, Las Vegas, NV, The Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble & Bloomington Symphony Orchestra, Bloomington, IN and the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps, La Crosse, WI.
Ms. Zolvinski received her Bachelors of Science in Music Education from Ball State University and her Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting from Sam Houston State University. In her free time she enjoys traveling, exploring new coffee shops around Houston, and playing with her orange Tabby Cat, Nacho!
Brian Perez is currently the Percussion Director for Klein Cain High School in Houston, TX. Brian has been an active educator in the Houston area for the last two decades, including Dekaney HS, The Woodlands HS, The Woodlands College Park HS, Clear Brook HS, Pearland HS and Klein HS. He has also served as the Associate Director of Bands / Marching Band Director of the Nimitz HS band (2010-2012). Brian received his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from the University of Houston.
Brian has been on the percussion staff at several top drum corps. Currently, he is on staff with The Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. Perez has also been on staff with The Cadets (2012-16), Santa Clara Vanguard (2005), Cavaliers (2006-09) and Madison Scouts (2010-11). He has also taught WGI indoor groups such as Clear Brook High School, working alongside Christopher Retschulte as the 2005 Winter Guard International Open Class Competition.
Perez was a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard tenor line from 2000-2004 under the instruction of the legendary team Ralph Hardimon, Glen Crosby, Jim Casella, and Murray Gusseck. There he served as the section leader for all five years and was a member of the instructional staff in 2005. Brian was a member of the 2001 Texas All-State Band, performed in Superbowl XXXVIII in 2004 with artists such as Jessica Simpson and also received the honor of the first place tenor individual award at Percussive Arts Society International Convention in 1999.
Brian currently resides in The Woodlands, TX, with his wife Joni and three cats, Ziggy, Biskitt and Diddle. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Texas Music Educators Association, and Percussive Arts Society
Amy Tomsa was born and raised in Kennesaw, Georgia and has been involved in the pageantry arts since she was a child. Amy has been a performer, instructor, and designer for over 20 years. As a performer, she appeared with Sprayberry High School, Kennesaw Mountain High School (2005 WGI Open Class World Champions), Phantom Regiment Winter Guard, and Juxtaposition Winter Guard. She also performed with the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps in 2007 and in 2008 when the corps won the DCI World Championships.
Amy found a love for color guard at a young age and wanted to share her passion with other young performers after graduating high school. She has had the privilege to work with numerous programs including, Colts Drum & Bugle Corps, Milton HS (GA), Madison Central HS (KY), P.L. Dunbar HS (KY), Kennesaw Mountain HS (GA) and most recently at Klein Collins HS in Spring, Texas. Teaching and inspiring a love for the pageantry arts is one of Amy’s greatest passions. She shares this passion with her husband, Matthew. They have a two young daughters that bring much joy, laughter, and light to their lives! They reside in Spring, Texas with the fur-children, Bella, Harley, and Merlin.
When she is not teaching, Amy enjoys creating and designing whatever she puts her mind to. In the past, Amy ran a successful bridal store and worked with some of the top bridal designers in the industry. Inspiring enthusiasm and a belief that anything is possible with the proper mindset is a goal that Amy continues to instill in her students and pursue for herself in her everyday life. Amy looks forward to leading the Klein Cain Color Guard with some of the best music educators and administration around!