Terry R. Rush just retired from 35 years as a high school orchestra, band and
jazz band instructor. His last position was Instrumental Music Director at Lincoln
Southwest High School. He was the Director of Instrumental Music at Lincoln
High School for twenty five years. His groups have traveled to Florida, Colorado,
California, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and London, England as well as performing
at the State Bandmasters Association State Convention numerous times.
Prior to teaching at Lincoln High School Mr. Rush taught at Pius X High School
for five years. He has been a member of the Lincoln Symphony for 40 seasons
and the Lincoln Municipal Band for 42 years serving as principal trombone as
well as guest soloist. In 2001 Mr. Rush was appointed Assistant Director of the
Lincoln Municipal Band. In 2002 he was appointed Assistant Music Director of
the Lincoln Youth Symphony which has traveled to China, Hungary, Austria,
Czech Republic and Italy during his tenure.
Mr. Rush serves as a low brass, jazz, marching and concert band clinician, has
directed several conference honor bands as well as an adjudicator and guest
soloist throughout the Midwest and has adjudicated for the Youth Music of
the World International Band, Jazz Band and Orchestra Festival in Maastricht
Holland in April of 1999. Mr. Rush was recently appointed by Youth Music of the
World as Executive Director of the Nebraska All Star Band for the annual London
New Years Day Parade and Executive Director of the Nebraska Honor Chamber
Orchestra to participate in the annual London New Years Day Parade and Music
Mr. Rush is a past officer on the board of the Nebraska State Bandmasters
Association. He is a past winner of the Donald A. Lenz Outstanding Nebraska
Bandmaster, recipient of the John Philip Sousa Foundation National Legion
of Honor Award and the Nebraska National Guard Medal of Freedom for his
support to military music programs. Mr. Rush is the 2010 recipient of the Lincoln
Symphony Golden Baton Award.
Mr. Rush and his wife Jacqueline, also a band director with Lincoln Public
Schools, have three children, Ben, a Computer Developer and Programmer,
Stacey, recently out of the United States Army Music program and Rob, an Iraqi
Veteran stationed at Fort Benning, GA with the United States Army.