Ryan Kazmaier is in his fourteenth year here at Basehor Linwood USD 458. He is in charge of the BLHSMB, Symphonic Band, Big Band, and the BLHS Basketball Band 'Cats. He assists with the MS program and teaches Music Appreciation and History of Rock and Roll at the HS. He is also the head tennis coach for both boys and girls teams. Mr. Kazmaier graduated from Kansas State University in December 2004 with a Bachelor of Saxophone Performance and his Master’s in Education with an emphasis in Technology at Mid-America Nazarene University in December 2016. His professional affiliations include KMEA, KBA, Essentialy Ellington, and NAfME. He is also the NEKMEA Jazz Chair as well as performing with such groups as the Moon City Big Band, the Jim Lower Jazz Orchestra, and the FMO Big Band. He enjoys spending time with his wife and four children as well as playing golf and tennis.