Mr. Adam Cable is a graduate of Athens High School who is ecstatic to continue a tradition of excellence that has been established from the hard work of students, educators, and families for decades. As a graduate of Central Michigan University, Adam was highly involved on campus, and was able to experience a plethora of opportunities. In the School of Music, Adam was the Rookie Leader and Featured soloist for the Marching Chips, he participated in various concert bands, ensembles, and jazz studies. Following Adam’s time at CMU, he had the privilege of student teaching at Troy High School under the mentorship of Brian Nutting. Though wearing colt attire was difficult for Adam, he credits the students, parents, and staff at THS for developing a level of creativity that he now carries with him. Immediately following graduation, Mr. Cable taught six months at Marine City Middle School as their interim band director, and as a general music teacher for Holy Cross Catholic School and Eddy Elementary. With the help of Steve Fox, they lead a 7th and an 8th grade band to first division ratings at district band festival, and worked closely with the booster organization to create social events for the students. Following his temporary position in Marine City, Adam was awarded the director of bands position for Clare Public Schools in 2015. As the director for grades 6-12, Adam was exposed to an incredible amount of experiences that developed a musical passion for his students. His students had a 45-minute Skype conversation with Ray Dalton from Macklemore, and his pep band was invited to perform at a CMU basketball game when the CMU band had a conflict. In just one year, Adam was able to raise his beginning band numbers by 47%, earned the Best Communities for Music Education award by NAMM for the first time in district history, and was presented with a key to the City of Clare. Since arriving to Athens in August of 2016, Mr. Cable has created many new experiences for his students. The jazz ensemble has performed at Cliff Bells and the CMU Jazz Festival, pep bands have performed at the Palace of Auburn Hills and Little Caesars Arena, the drum line has performed at the Detroit Auto Show, and the bands have taken trips to New York City, Indianapolis, and Chicago. In addition, three students have been awarded All-State honors, and four students were recognized with the Michigan Youth Arts Festival. He believes strongly in community building within the band program, and strives to make the band bigger and better each year by seeking memorable opportunities for students. Mr. Cable was raised in a family of musicians, and his family is a large part of his life. His father, Bill, was a band director in Utica Community Schools for 30+ years and teaches private lessons in Troy. His mother, Regina, was a teacher in Fraser Public Schools for 30+ years and is currently enjoying her recent-retirement. His sisters Dana and Laura live exciting lives, as Dana and her husband have two young children, and Laura works as an actress on the Disney Cruise Line. In his free time, Adam enjoys Detroit sporting events, skiing, traveling, and finding new performances to attend.
Mr. Jonathan Genautis is a graduate of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan where he earned his Bachelor of Music Education, and he earned the Principal Percussion position in the top band. Prior to his time at OU, he studied saxophone and tuba at Seaholm High School, performing in several ensembles, including wind band and jazz band. Outside of school, Jonathan has worked on several rock band projects on drum set and bass guitar, recording and mixing many published songs and videos. Jonathan began teaching as a private lesson music theory and aural skills instructor in the Oakland University Preparatory Division. During his pre-student teaching, he was hired as a drumline/front ensemble instructor at Warren Mott High School, and then began his student teaching at Warren Mott the following semester. As a substitute teacher, he has worked in Troy, Birmingham, and a long-term position at Carter Middle School in Warren. Jonathan began his involvement with Troy Athens Bands in the summer of 2018, and he is looking forward to new musical endeavors with the Athens band program.