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Mr. Drake

Hello Toppers! I am happy to be back and HHS and HJHS.  I am ready for an incredible year! Please let me know if I can help you or your student in any way by calling the HHS office at 217-532-2154 or email me at

2022-2023 HJHS/HHS Schedule:

1st Hour - 6th Grade Brass (8:34-9:20)

2nd Hour - 6th Grade Woodwinds (9:22-10:08)

3rd Hour - 7th/8th Grade Band (10:10-10:56)

5th Hour - 6th Grade Percussion (11:46-12:32)

6th Hour - Percussion Ensemble (1:17-2:04)

7th Hour - Concert Band (2:08-2:55)


A little bit about Mr. Drake:

I am originally from Naperville, Illinois, and attended Metea Valley High School. Throughout my high school career, I performed in a concert band, marching band, jazz ensembles, brass quintets, and symphony orchestras. I also was involved with a regional youth orchestra, Midwest Young Artists, a program I am still a supporter of today. I then ventured into central Illinois at Illinois Wesleyan University to study Music Education. While at IWU, I was named a winner of the Henry Charles Memorial Concerto-Aria Competition, and performed the Vaughan Williams' Tuba Concerto with a full orchestra. Throughout my musical career, I've performed with esteemed musicians and conductors such as Doc Severinsen, Dr. Scott Peterson (Illinois), Dr. Charles Mengini (Vandercook), and many others. 

My goal is for Hillsboro Band students to have life-changing musical experiences and to develop into 21st Century Humans that value creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking.






Last Modified on December 4, 2023