Assistant Director of Bands
Mr. Kolar taught at many high schools in the Pittsburgh, PA area and at the University of Oklahoma while completing his Masters Degree before coming to Sacred Heart. He has taught with the Magic of Orlando Division I Drum & Bugle corps and the Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle corps as a marching technician. He marched for two years with the Division I Drum & Bugle Corps, Capital Regiment, and also marched for seven years in two WGI (Winter Guard International) percussion ensembles, The Royal Crusaders and Project Percussion. He also has performed with the Allegheny Brass Band, Butler County Symphony Orchestra, & Fort Smith Symphony. He continues to write and arrange music for concert and marching percussion ensembles and also has a personal educator endorsement with Vic Firth, Inc. He has presented at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference, Pennsylvania Day of Percussion, Connecticut Day of Percussion, and is an active member of PAS (Percussive Arts Society) and MENC (The National Association for Music Education). Mr. Kolar also contributes to Percussion Music Online, a database for percussion solo and ensemble literature.
Degrees and Certifications
M.M. (Percussion) - The University of Oklahoma
B.M.E. - Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania