Christina Scherley – Director


Mrs. Scherley has recently been hired as the director of bands at Huron High School.  She previously held the position of assistant director of bands for 11 years.  Christina graduated cum laude from Bowling Green State University, after student teaching at Brian Local Schools in 2000. She currently holds a Bachelor of Music with a minor in English. Mrs. Scherley attended Troy High School, located near Dayton, Ohio.

Under her direction, the McCormick Bands have participated in the Ohio Music Education Association’s Large Group contest, District 2 Honor Band, and Solo & Ensemble contest. In addition, the McCormick Band is a regular participant with Music In The Parks.

Aside from her work with the Huron Bands, Mrs. Scherley enjoys spending time with her THREE children and her husband. During the summer months, she plays flute in the pit orchestra for the Huron Playhouse.

Christina maintains active membership in the Ohio Music Education Association and Music Educator’s National Conference.


Matt Safford Assistant Director

Before coming to Huron to be the Assistant Band director, Mr. Safford taught band for 10 years in the Eastwood Local School District.  During his tenure at Eastwood, he directed numerous ensembles in OMEA contest for both the High School and also for the Middle School. He also served as Vocal Director for the high school musical for several years.  Before Eastwood, Mr Safford taught band for 2 years in Lisbon, Ohio and elementary general music for 1 year in Wellsville, Ohio.

Mr. Safford is a 1999 graduate of Bowling Green State University and has been playing piano for the past 31 years. He has served as a church musician and accompanist for various ensembles throughout Northeastern Ohio. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife Amy, son Zachary, daughter Madison, and his dog, Princess.

Ryan Arthur – Percussion Advisor

Mr. Arthur is a 1995 graduate of Huron High School and an alumnus of the the Huron Tiger Band.  After graduating, Ryan studied at The Ohio State University as a music major before transferring to Grand Valley State University for a film degree.

Ryan is a past member of the Huron Playhouse pit orchestra, Firelands Symphony, and Cedar Point Live Entertainment.
Ryan is the husband of Huron Gifted Teacher, Amanda Arthur, and father of Huron students Bennett (Boots), Olivia, and Amelia.


Mila Lance – Tigerette Advisor