Mr. Adam Shekleton is the current director of the Randolph High School instrumental program. There he teaches multiple music courses including marching band, concert band, jazz band, percussion ensemble, music technology, and foundations of music. Mr. Shekleton was appointed as Music Director of the Randolph Community Band in June 2018 and will assume the position in September.
Mr. Shekleton completed his Bachelor's degree in Music Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2010. There he concentrated in percussion studies under Ayano Kataoka, Thom Hannum, Eduardo Leandro, and Ian Hale. Mr. Shekleton graduated from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in 2015 earning a Master's degree in Music Education with a concentration in Wind Conducting.
Mr. Shekleton was an active member of the marching band during his time at UMASS and was named Most Outstanding Band Member in 2009. He has continued his involvement teaching several high school percussive groups in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Hampshire including programs at Oakmont-Overlook, Shepherd Hill, and Alvirne High School.
Previously, Mr. Shekleton taught elementary music in the Fitchburg Public Schools where he worked with students from kindergarten through fourth grade in general music, choir, and beginning instrumental studies.
Mr. Shekleton has studied conducting with Glen Adsit, Edward Cumming, David Martins, James Patrick Miller, and Lanfranco Marcelletti. He has also worked with Craig Kirchhoff, Jerry Luckhardt, and Frank Ticheli at the University of Minnesota’s summer conducting symposium.
Mr. Shekleton regularly performs as a member of the Valley Winds semi-professional wind ensemble and has performed as a percussionist in the Randolph Community Band since 2013. His past notable performance experiences include time spent with the UMASS Minuteman Marching Band, University Wind Ensemble, University Orchestra, UMASS Marimba and Percussion Ensembles, Southern New Hampshire Community Band, and the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra.
Past Music Directors
Avi Mehta - 2013-2018 Eric Laprade (Founding Music Director) - 2009-2013
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Randolph Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.