Kevin Jankowski - Assistant Director / Percussion Director
Kevin Jankowski was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He is in his 10th year of teaching Instrumental Music and has been at Oliver Middle School for the past 8 years.
Mr. Jankowski graduated from The University of Tennessee and his professional affiliations include: Tennessee Music Educators Association(TMEA), National Association for Music Education(NAfME), Middle Tennessee Band & Orchestra Association(MTSBOA), American School Band Directors Association(ASBDA), and the Percussive Arts Society(PAS). Mr. Jankowski most recently served as the Percussion Chair for TMEA and is the Manager of the Tennessee Titans "BlueCrew" Drumline.
Prior to arriving at Oliver, Mr. Jankowski directed the percussion program at Powell High School in Knoxville, TN and was an Undergraduate instructor for the University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Marching Band. Also During this time, Mr. Jankowski was a member of The Academy Drum & Bugle Corp and The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corp. After graduating, Mr. Jankowski was the band director at Springfield High School where he received Superiors at the State Concert Performance Assessment, Solo & Ensemble events, and had multiple All-State players. Mr. Jankowski's other teaching experience includes Chattanooga Independent were they received the Silver Medal in PIA class at WGI World Championships and Father Ryan High School where he helped the group place 7th and 3rd in PSW class at WGI World Championships and were Semi-Finalists at the Bands of America Grand Nationals Competition.
The Band and Percussion ensemble have had wide and continued successful since he has arrived at Oliver. The percussion ensembles have received Superior ratings at Solo & Ensemble every year. The percussion also performed at the Blackman Day of Percussion, was a TMEA Spotlight Ensemble in 2017, and was invited to performed at the University of Tennessee-Martin on their Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert in 2017. Most recently, Mr. Jankowski is a 3-time CMA Music Teacher of Excellence award recipient (2017, 2018, 2019).
Mr. Jankowski, wife Heather, and their son Theo love being part of the Oliver Middle School Family.
Kevin Jankowski is a member of the Percussive Arts Society and is sponsored by Innovative Percussion.