Monday, May 18, 2015

Mentor Spotlight: Matthew Tremmel's Mentor - Mr. Nathan Ratliff

Mr. Ratliff joined the Hebron High School faculty in January 2014 as the Assistant Director of Choral Activities. He is returning for his seventh season with the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps as the Front Ensemble Coordinator.

Mr. Nathan Ratliff received Bachelor of Music degrees in percussion and piano performance from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, he twice won the Concerto Competition, performing with the symphony orchestra on percussion and piano. He went on to receive a Master of Music in percussion performance from the University of North Texas. Upon completing his degree, he became the director of the UNT 2:00 Steel Band through 2005. 

Nathan was a member of the highly-acclaimed Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps in 1997 and 1998. For the past 12 years, he has been an “in-demand” accompanist performing with local middle school and high school choirs and for solo and ensemble contests. Mr. Ratliff also performs in accompanying recitals at the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, and Texas A&M Commerce.