Contacts » Jonathan Carrothers | Eisenhower HS Instrumental Music

Mr. Jonathan A. Carrothers is honored to be the Instrumental Music Director at Eisenhower High School, holding the position since November 2019. His primary instruments are trombone and piano. He enjoys performing on keyboard for musical productions, directing pit orchestras, and accompanying for musical rehearsals and vocal performances. Mr. Carrothers is a graduate of Michigan State University (B.M. Music Education, second major in Media and Information), and was involved in a variety of musical ensembles, including Concert Band, Symphony Band, Jazz Orchestra I, jazz combos, State Singers, the MSU Men’s Glee Club (which included taking a tour to Europe), the trombone choir, Spartan Brass, and the Spartan Marching Band, in which he served as section leader his senior year.

Prior to joining the Utica Community Schools, Mr. Carrothers worked in the Bronson Community Schools instructing band and choir in grades 6-12. The band program doubled in numbers under his direction and participated in a variety of MSBOA and school events. He started bringing the choir program to MSVMA Choral Festival, allowing the vocal students an opportunity to become more involved. Teaching all secondary grades in band and choir allowed an incredibly valuable experience and perspective on the progression of a student through a music program.

At Eisenhower, Mr. Carrothers directs the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, and the Marching Eagles, as well as a Fundamentals of Music class. He believes deeply in the philosophy of music experience being unparalleled in its benefits for ALL people. It deepens our bonds with one another, gives us a more in-depth appreciation of music that is all around us, heightens our creativity and attention to detail, teaches us skills that we use in everyday life (work ethic, timeliness, collaboration, and goal-setting to name a few), and allows an emotional outlet that is healing for performer and audience member alike.

Jonathan Carrothers, Instrumental Music Director
Eisenhower High School
6500 25 Mile Rd.
Shelby Township, MI 48316
Fax: (586) 797-3501