Since the fall of 2017, Stan Kramer has been the assistant conductor and trumpet player for the Callanwolde Concert Band. Stan is currently Director of Bands at Union Grove High School in McDonough, GA, a position that he has held since the school opened in August of 2000. Prior to his tenure at Union Grove High School, Stan was the Assistant Director at Jonesboro High School and Director at Burke County Middle School. He is a native of Clayton County Georgia and a graduate of Morrow High School. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, and a master’s degree in Music Education from Reinhardt University in Waleska, GA, and has completed additional coursework in school administration from the University of West Georgia.
Stan has worked for over 30 years as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator in Georgia and South Carolina. His past and present professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, International Association of Jazz Educators, Georgia Music Educators Association, National Band Association, the International Trumpet Guild, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia professional music fraternity. Stan is active as a trumpet player in the metro Atlanta area with Tara Winds Community Band, also serving as associate conductor since the fall of 2021. Stan and his wife Lesley live in McDonough and have two grown children Jeffrey Crozier and Katherine Crozier-Price and a grandson Charles.