Staff

Bruce Corrigan is the director of bands for Bowling Green Schools, and teaches band students at both the Middle School and High School. Mr. Corrigan’s bands have performed at the OMEA Conference in Cleveland, the OAE conference in Toledo, the BGSU Band Clinic, the ABSDA state conference in Columbus, an Indianapolis Colts game, and at Disney World.

Mr. Corrigan has degrees in both music education and percussion performance from Indiana University. He is a member of Phi Beta Mu, the American School Band Directors Association, the Percussive Arts Society, and the Ohio Music Educators Association. He has served as board member for the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music and assistant conductor of the BG Area Community Band. He has written extensively for young percussionists, including solo books for timpani, mallets, snare drum, and also works for percussion ensembles. In addition, Mr. Corrigan has written many small ensemble works for young wind players as well as full concert band pieces. Ludwig Masters publications have published several of his works.

Bruce is married to Julie Corrigan, and they have three children – Megan, Craig, and Luke. (all BGCS alumni) Megan and her husband are both band directors in Indiana. Craig is a teacher in Toledo, and Luke is a graduate of BGSU. Bruce and Julie also have two grandchildren, Quinn and Amelia (twins!).

Mr. Corrigan also received the Kiwanis Inspiring Educator Award in 2017.

You can contact Mr. Corrigan at bcorrigan@bgcs.k12.oh.us; 419-354-0100 ext. 1151

Mrs. Kayla Gronsky (Gallatin) is a native of Wellington, OH. She grew up going to Wellington schools and was a saxophone player and drum major in their band program. She holds a bachelor's degree in music education from Bowling Green State University where she studied saxophone with Distinguished Artist Professor Dr. John Sampen. Mrs. Gronsky was also a member of the Side B saxophone quartet that performed across Ohio, was one of the drum majors of the Falcon Marching Band, and is a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi.

Mrs. Gronsky is currently on leave.


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 spreisner@bgcs.k12.oh.us; 419-354-0200 ext. 2509