Director of Athletic Bands
About Will Plenk
William Plenk was most recently Director of Marching/Athletic Bands at the University of Nevada, Reno. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was assistant conductor of the UCLA Symphonic Band, associate conductor of the UCLA Wind Ensemble and associate conductor of the UCLA Brass Ensemble.
Plenk has worked with concert bands and marching bands across the United States, Singapore and Japan, including three seasons with the Tenrikyo Aimachi Marching Band from Nagoya, Japan, the eight-time All Japan National Champion.
Dr. Plenk has served on the staff of several drum and bugle corps including The Academy, Boston Crusaders and Phantom Regiment. He is currently a member of the College Band Directors National Association, College Music Society, the National Association for Music Education and the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.