The Reverend Kenneth E. Campbell, Jr., Millersburg Area High School, Director of Bands and Choirs
Mr. Campbell was raised in Sunbury PA, and is a graduate of Shikellamy High School, Susquehanna University - Selinsgrove, PA, (Bachelor of Music in Music Education) and of California University of Pennsylvania (Master of Education in Administration).
In 2018, Mr. Campbell accepted a call into ordained ministry by becoming first deacon at Salem Lutheran Church, in Elizabethville, PA. He formerly served as music director from 2005-2021.
Mr. Campbell briefly served as Susquehanna University's Coordinator of Promotion and Recruitment for the Department of Music, and as an elementary vocal and general music teacher at Selinsgrove Area School District. Mr. Campbell also served as the Director of Bands and Orchestras at Lewisburg Area High School in Lewisburg, PA.
He began his tenure as Director of Bands for the Millersburg Area School District in 2003. His responsibilities include High School Concert and Marching Bands, High School Choir, Music Theory, Musical Theatre, Jazz to Rock History, and High School Jazz Band. During his tenure, he has also been responsible for Percussion Ensemble, Middle School Life-Skills Music, Middle School Chorus, and Orchestra Director for the annual Spring Musical.
Mr. Campbell is interested in theology, home improvement, science fiction, photography, the outdoors, music, technology, Boy Scouting and spending time with family. He and his wife Kasey have two sons, Eric and Aidan (both current Marching Indians).
Susan Slemmer, Millersburg Area Middle School, Director of Band, Chorus & General Music
Assistant Marching Band Director, Musical Business Manager & Producer
Chelsea Bettinger, Marching Band Color Guard Instructor
Kasey Campbell, Marching Band Percussion Instructor
James Slemmer, Lenkerville Elementary School, Director of Band, Chorus & General Music
Musical Director and Marching Band Staff
Originally from Perkasie, PA, Mr. Slemmer received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education, from Millersville University in 1988. In the fall of 1988, Mr. Slemmer was hired by Millersburg Area School District as a K-12 vocal music teacher, where he taught K-5 classroom music and choruses K-12. In 1993, Mr. Slemmer became 6-12 vocal and instrumental teacher at Millersburg, teaching 6-8 classroom, middle and high school choruses, and the high school band. He served in that position until 2003. In 2020, Mr. Slemmer came "full circle" and was hired as K-5 elementary music teacher.
In addition to teaching music at Millersburg, Mr. Slemmer served as musical director from 1989-2003 and again from 2017-present. Mr. Slemmer has been choir director at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Millersburg, since 1989 and organist/choir director since 1992.
Mr. Slemmer has remained active in teaching since 2003 as a substitute teacher and has filled long term positions at Halifax, Williams Valley, and Millersburg school districts. He also teaches private music lessons. In 2018, Mr. Slemmer assumed the role of marching and music assistant for the Millersburg Marching Indians.
Mr. Slemmer enjoys acting and has periodically appeared with Twin Valley Players summer production and has served on the TVP Board of Directors. He also enjoys gardening and spending time with his wife, Sue, and daughters, Victoria, Leah, and Dana.
Mrs. Campbell, is originally from Fairfield, PA. She received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Susquehanna University in 2002, and a Master of Education degree from Lebanon Valley College in 2015. Beginning in the fall of 2002, Mrs. Campbell taught briefly in the Mifflin County School District as Director of Bands at the former Indian Valley High School. In 2003, she was hired by the Millersburg Area School District as grade 6-12 vocal and instrumental music teacher, where she taught classroom music, high school choir, and middle school band. Mrs. Campbell served as musical director and producer from 2004 through 2016.
In 2016, Mrs. Campbell left the Millersburg Area School District and became the grade K-12 vocal and general music teacher at Williams Valley School District in Tower City, PA, where she currently teaches grade 7-12, including middle and high school choruses, music electives, and general music. Mrs. Campbell serves as the fine arts department chair at WV.
In 2019, Mrs. Campbell assumed the role of Percussion Instructor for the Millersburg Area Marching Indians.
Mrs. Campbell is extremely active in her faith by serving as music director at Salem Lutheran Church, Elizabethville, former church council member and Christian Education Director, and leading the WNALC. She finds enjoyment in scuba diving, cooking and reading, and resides in Millersburg with her husband Ken, and two sons Eric and Aidan.
A 1985 graduate of Millersburg High School and former Millersburg Marching Indian, Mrs. Slemmer went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Millersville University in 1989. After completing several long-term substitute positions, Mrs. Slemmer was hired by the Millersburg School District in 1993. She taught elementary instrumental music for 23 years and is currently starting her 4th year as the middle school band, chorus, and general music teacher with the district. Mrs. Slemmer has been the assistant band director with the Millersburg Marching Indians since 2016.
In addition to teaching music with Millersburg, Mrs. Slemmer was the Assistant Choir Director at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Millersburg for 20 years, from 1992-2012. She was the founder and director of the Millersburg Community Flute Choir from 1990-2005. Mrs. Slemmer has been involved in helping with the musicals from 1990-2003 and 2017-present, as the business manager/producer. She currently teaches private piano and instrumental lessons.
Mrs. Slemmer enjoys playing her flute, accompanied by her husband on piano for over 30 years. She also enjoys running, reading, binge watching tv shows and traveling. Mrs. Slemmer is most proud of her husband, Jim, and daughters, Victoria, Leah and Dana (all three former Marching Indians).
Chelsea (Zimmerman) is a 2013 graduate of Millersburg Area High School, where she was a member of the band as a clarinetist, and the majorette squad for five years serving as Co-Captain for two. She graduated from Pennsylvania College of Technology (Penn College) - Williamsport, PA in 2016 (Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene) and in 2018 (Bachelor of Science in Health Policy and Administration).
While Chelsea attended Penn College she was a member of the dance team for three years, participating in community events such as halftime performances at collegiate basketball games, holiday parades, annual dance recitals, and the Little League World Series Parade. While attending College, Chelsea served as Co-Majorette instructor, utilizing YouTube as a learning pathway for the color guard members. She has since taken on both the Majorette and Silk squads as a combined color guard.
Chelsea currently works full time as a Dental Hygienist in the Harrisburg area. She enjoys her annual vacation, (aka band camp) every summer. Chelsea’s dance/twirling experience started at Trudy’s School of Dance and Salli’s Dance Factory where she attended dance lessons from age 5 to 18. Chelsea recently returned to Salli’s Dance Factory’s adult dance class.
When Chelsea’s not dancing or cleaning teeth you can find her cooking, baking, hiking, gardening, fishing, crafting, or spending time with her family and friends. Chelsea resides in Williamstown with her husband, Brandon, their dogs, and pet chickens.