Emily Hage is serving her second year as the Director of Bands at Southview High School, and is in her eighth year teaching. In her tenure, Miss Hage’s bands have received numerous superior ratings and experienced successful trips to OMEA State level events. Additionally, she is a woodwind technician and leadership coordinator for competitive marching bands in the Toledo area, and is an active clinician on ensemble leadership development.
Miss Hage holds a bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University, where she was the drum major for three years. She earned her Master’s degree in Music Education from The University of Michigan. As an active member of the Ohio Music Education Association, Miss Hage co-chairs the District 1 High School Honors Band and hosts the District 1 Large Group Adjudicated Event. Miss Hage has been featured at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conference providing clinics on inclusion of students with exceptionalities in instrumental music ensembles.
In her free time, Miss Hage enjoys golfing, traveling and spending time with her incredibly supportive family and fiancé, Justin.
Aaron M. Draime, Jr.Associate Director of Bands
Aaron Draime is thrilled to be joining the music staff at Sylvania Southview High School for the 2020-2021 school year. Mr. Draime will serve as associate director of all band functions within the Southview High School music department. As an integral member of a well-coordinated team of directors, his responsibilities will also include band direction for grades 6, 7 and 8 at Timberstone Junior High as well as grade 6 at Arbor Hills Junior High.
This is an exciting homecoming for Mr. Draime, as he graduated from Sylvania Southview in 1995. He then earned his bachelor of music from Bowling Green State University in 2000. As a balanced educator and musician, Mr. Draime has hosted marching band, solo/ensemble, and honors festival events for over 10 years and is a state level adjudicator within the Ohio Music Education Association’s (OMEA) marching band circuit. He is the Past President for OMEA’s seventh district (2009-2011), which encompasses a large portion of the greater Cleveland area, including Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake Counties. Noting his extensive background in the marching band idiom, Aaron is an alumnus and past brass instructor with the Toledo Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps (1997-2002). Mr. Draime joins us this year after working with Riverside Local Schools, a suburban district in the Cleveland area. Past schools and school district’s that Mr. Draime has directed in include Lakewood St. Edward High School, Beachwood City Schools, Marion City Schools and Swanton Local Schools. Mr. Draime, his wife Lindsay (also a band director) and their two cats Mia and Milo are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of their first child, Weston, later this summer!