Director of Bands - Ian LaBreck
Ian LaBreck is currently Director of Bands at St. Pius X Catholic High School. Before serving as director of bands, he was the assistant band director at St. Pius from 2015-2019.
A native of St. Marys, GA, he graduated with his Bachelor’s Degree in music education from the University of Georgia in 2015 where he studied trumpet with Dr. Brandon Craswell. While at UGA, he served as a Section Leader and Band Captain in the Redcoat Marching Band. Mr. LaBreck also served as the president of the Epsilon Lambda chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Men’s Music Fraternity. As an educator, Mr. LaBreck works with the Metropolitan Atlanta Youth Wind Ensemble and serves actively as a clinician and adjudicator around the state of Georgia. His professional affiliations include Georgia Music Educators’ Association and the National Association for Music Education.
Color Guard Instructor - Sami Volk
Samantha Volk is currently studying at Georgia State University, majoring in Nursing with plans to go to Dental School. Samantha is an alumni of the St. Pius Marching Golden Lions color guard and winterguard. Outside of St. Pius she marched with Lakeside Independent’s winterguard, and is currently a member of the Georgia State Color Guard.
Percussion Instructor - Eyoel Endashaw
Eyoel Endashaw is in his third year as drumline instructor at St Pius. He is currently studying at Georgia State University, majoring in Philosophy with plans to go to Law School and become an Attorney. Eyoel is a proud alumni of the St Pius Marching Golden Lions drumline, where he was an energetic leader and a crucial part of the band's success. Outside of St. Pius he marched with Q2, an Independent Open Indoor Drumline that was a WGI Finalist group at the WGI Indoor Drumline World Championships in Dayton, Ohio.
Percussion Director- Jose Carmona-Almonte