Shikellamy High School Band

2019 TOB Region IV Champions!

About Mr. Carey

Mr. Carey is a 1986 graduate of Wilson High School, West Lawn,PA. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA in 1990. He has pursued additional studio at Villanova University, through the University of The Arts of Philadelphia, where he studied with Quincy Hilliard, Jerry Nowak, Ed Sueta, and Denis DiBlasio.

Mr. Carey is in his 30th year of teaching. He has been the band director at Shikellamy High School for twenty two years and the Middle School for 7 years. Prior to his position at Shikellamy, Mr. Carey held the positions of Band Director, Choir Director, Play Director, and Instrumental Music Supervisor at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School, Shamokin for seven years. He taught general music, instrumental and vocal classes. While at Lourdes, Mr. Carey also held the posts of Assistant Marching Band Director at Selinsgrove HS, Marching and Music instructor and Drill designer for Mifflinburg HS, Marching and Music Instructor for Shikellamy High School, Drill Designer for Lewisburg HS and a visual tech for the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps. Mr. Carey was also the Brass Caption Head for the Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps for 2 years.

Mr. Carey remains active as a performer, composer, and arranger. He has performed with the Reading Pops Orchestra, Susquehanna Valley Chorale, Unico Band, Pottstown Band, Centerport Band, Bucknell University Orchestra, Seasoned Sounds and for musicals for the Rockwell Theater, Warrior Run HS, Selinsgrove HS, Conrad Weiser HS, Milton HS, and Mifflinburg HS and the Skyliners Drum and Bugle Corps. He also performs in Director Jazz and Concert Bands during District and Region Band Festivals and string ensembles at District Orchestra Festivals. Mr. Carey has had original compositions performed at Diocesan Chorus and Jazz Festivals. Mr. Carey has been a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, The International Trumpet Guild, and the American Federation of Musicians.

Upcoming Events

Course Offerings

Concert Band – open to any individual interested in performing concert band literature. Meets as a class daily for 1 credit. The concert band performs at three concerts per year.

Jazz Band – meets after school one day a week and is open to any individual interested in performing jazz literature.
The jazz band performs at two concerts per year.
Marching Band – open to any individual interested in competitive marching performance. Meets as a class daily for 1 credit.
The marching band performs at marching competitions, football games and parades throughout the year.
Harmony – The next step after Music Theory.

Music Supplies and Repairs

Below is contact information for music stores and websites.

Simply contact the store and place your order.  You can either provide credit card information to pay for it, or send a check to school with your child.

Epic Percussion – 813-618-3742 – 228 W. 3rd Street # 102, Williamsport

K & S Music – 570-648-8676 – Corner of Rt 61 & 487, Paxinos

Brett Rynhart – 570-204-2458 – Located in Berwick.  Will deliver to school

Robert M. Sides

Robert M. Sides representatives visit the school every Tuesday morning.

Their phone number is 1-800-326-9450

Robert M. Sides is located at 201 Mulberry Street  Williamsport, PA  17701

Vivace Music Center  – 570-884-8482 – 32 S. Market St, Selinsgrove

The Woodwind Brasswind

Online store.  Products available for all instruments including percussion, keyboards, guitars and strings.

Phone: 1-800-348-5003