Mrs. Samantha Preisner

Mrs. Samantha Preisner is originally from Columbus, Ohio where she attended Bishop Watterson High School. While in high school, she studied clarinet with Dr. Lori Baruth and Dr. Donald McGinnis. Following high school, Mrs. Preisner earned her Bachelor's of Music in Music Education and Performance from the University of Akron, studying clarinet with Dr. Kristina Belisle Jones.  Mrs. Preisner was also a member of the Symphonic Band, "Ohio's Pride" marching band, clarinet quartet, and woodwind quintet. She is a 2009 recipient of the Presser Foundation Undergraduate Scholar Award and the Tuesday Musical Music Education Scholarship. Mrs. Preisner recently earned her Master of Music in Music Education degree from Kent State University.

Prior to teaching at Bowling Green City Schools, Mrs. Preisner  was the band director at Swanton Local Schools from 2014-2022, teaching students in grades 5-12. She also taught band for two years in Burlingame, Kansas.

Mrs. Preisner currently co-teaches 6th-12th grade bands at Bowling Green City Schools and performs in the Licorice Chicks clarinet choir. She and her husband have two cats.

You can contact Mrs. Preisner at; 419-354-0100 ext. 1151

Mr. James Gee

Mr. James Gee  grew up locally in Waterville, OH. He attended Anthony Wayne High School and played sousaphone in the marching band and bass guitar in both after school jazz bands. While in high school he received the John Phillip Sousa award and studied tuba under Mr. Roy Young. He then attended his undergrad at Bowling Green State University where he continued tuba under David Saltzman. While in college he was a part of the Falcon Marching Band all four years and the Black Swamp Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. He also was the President of Kappa Kappa Psi, a service fraternity dedicated to music. While in this role he led the organization of the Bowling Green high school honor band and many other service events for the community. Outside of music he was a Student Tour Coordinator which took him to many workshops and events across the country on behalf of BGSU.

After Graduating Mr. Gee taught in Montpelier, OH for two years before returning to Bowling Green. He now Co-teaches 6-12 bands with his colleagues. Mr. Gee loves to cook but hates doing the dishes, and has two cats and a loving fiance at home.

Mrs. Jenny Metzger

Mrs. Jenny Metzger is originally from Deshler, OH where she attended Patrick Henry High School. While in high school, she began studying percussion with Dr. Roger Schupp at BGSU. She continued studying at Bowling Green State University where she earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree with an emphasis in instrumental music and percussion. In addition to further study with Dr. Schupp, Mrs. Metzger also studied with Mr. Eric Sooy, founder and president of Black Swamp Percussion. While at BGSU, she participated in ensembles conducted by Mark S. Kelly, Dr. Thomas Rohrer, and Dr. Bruce Moss. Mrs. Metzger also participated in a study abroad trip to Ghana, West Africa to study the music and dance of the Ewe and Dagomba tribes.

Upon graduation from Bowling Green State University, Mrs. Metzger taught band and general music at Northwood and Bowling Green for five years before spending 19 years at home with her four boys. During her 19 years away from public school, she maintained a small percussion studio and brushed up on her history, math, and grammar while homeschooling her boys. Excited to return to Bowling Green, Mrs. Metzger currently co-teaches 6-12 band. She is a member of the Ohio Music Education Association, Percussive Arts Society, and the Jazz Education Network.

Outside of school, you will usually find Mrs. Metzger driving her kids to their music lessons or watching a soccer game. She loves to travel and has been to Canada, Ghana, Haiti, Tahiti, and France, as well as 35 of 50 US States.