Jeff Buchanan

Senior Travel Designer

A longtime Ohio school music teacher and 2002 Teacher of the Year, Jeff Buchanan is an alumnus of Medina High School (Ohio) and Bowling Green State University. He served on the OMEA State Board as District II President and Technology Rep, and he's a past-president of the BGSU Alumni Band Board of Directors. Jeff's bands received numerous superior ratings at OMEA adjudicated events, and he is a former director of the Heidelberg College Brass Band and former interim director for Fostoria Community Band. His little-known claim to fame was a first-place trophy his Stryker HS (Ohio) All-Brass Band earned in a small town Indiana parade in the early 1980’s, outplacing the previous year’s BOA champion band. Jeff has been a featured Euphonium soloist with the North Coast Concert Band, Heidelberg Brass Band and Fostoria Community Band. He was pleased to conduct the BGSU Alma Mater with the Alumni Band for the Centennial pregame show in 2010.

Jeff is an active participant in community theatre throughout northwest Ohio with his wife, Laura, and will be playing the lead role in Sondheim’s “Assassins” in Summer 2018 with Sandusky Harlequins Theatre. Having been a Drum Corps enthusiast for many years, Jeff found his way to Illinois State University in the mid-1990's for the BOA Summer Symposium, and the seeds were planted for a post-teaching career in the music industry. Jeff served as a regional sales rep with Music Technology firms Lentine's Education Technology and SoundTree before bringing his diverse background to MTC in 2009. He has participated in countless trips as a music educator and Travel Consultant. Sons Adam and Tyler march with Jeff each Fall as members of the BGSU Alumni Marching Band.


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