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Welcome to the page of Aaron R. West, Director of Bands, grades 5-12 at Madison Local Schools.

Mr. West is from Dayton, Ohio where he attended Carroll High School. Upon graduating from Carroll, Mr. West went on to obtain his bachelor's degree in music education from Miami University in 2011, graduating magna cum laude. During his time at Miami, Mr. West was active in a variety of performance ensembles. As a member of the Global Rhythms Ensemble, Mr. West had the pleasure of touring with world renowned and highly accomplished artists such as Jeff Queen and Valerie Naranjo. Mr. West was a member of the Independent World WGI group, Matrix Indoor Marching Percussion Ensemble in 2009. Mr. West proudly completed his student teaching assignment at Madison Local Schools.

Since graduating from Miami, Mr. West has worked with a multitude of area marching bands and percussion ensembles including Madison, Bellbrook, Carroll, William Mason, Kettering Fairmont, and East Clinton high schools. He maintained his ties with Madison by serving as assistant band director over the past four years. While serving as percussion director, Bellbrook High School won the Class A championship at the 2013 Bands of America Grand National Championships. He currently resides in Kettering, Ohio.