Jeremy Wade is an active instructor, composer, and performer based in the Central Kentucky area.
He has served as the Director of Percussion at George Rogers Clark High School since 2016, and at Lexington Christian Academy since 2008. As a clinician and music arranger, he has shared his talent with a number of performance ensembles throughout the Ohio Valley.
A versatile performer, Jeremy has played with many ensembles ranging from symphony orchestras to rock and jazz bands. He began his marching career with Lafayette High School (2003-2006), and continued through college as a member of the University of Kentucky Wildcat Marching Band (2007-2010). He was a charter member of the Tates Creek Indoor Ensemble (PIW), playing timpani for the 2007-2009 & 2011-2012 seasons, and marching snare in 2010. In the summer of 2011, he was selected as the timpanist for the Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps.
Motivated by a lifelong interest in Irish Traditional Music, he purchased his first bodhrán in 2009. He currently plays with local trad duo, Set Course, and frequently performs alongside Liam’s Fancy. In addition, he studies dance with the Kentucky McTeggart Irish Dancers, who won the 2015 Mid-America Oireachtas.
Jeremy has been heavily involved in musical theater over the last decade, regularly performing in the pit orchestras with several local theaters. He has served as the “house percussionist” for Lexington Christian Academy since 2013, and has played for Lexington Children’s Theater since 2016.
From 2010-2015, Jeremy served as the drummer for LifeGate Church, and has since filled the same role for Family Worship Center. He performed and recorded with local rock band, Analog Apostles from 2013-2014, and is a current member of the Central Kentucky Concert Band.
Jeremy Wade resides in Lexington, KY, and is a member of the Percussive Arts Society. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.A. in Telecommunications from the University of Kentucky – with an emphasis on audio and video production – and remains a constant student of music.
Jeremy Wade will be teaching Bodhrán – Beyond “Down, Up, Down, Up” at Tune Junkie Weekend 2019.