Degrees and Certifications:
BMUS. University of Georgia MM. University of Georgia
Mr. Blake Unger
Blake Unger, a native of Atlanta, Georgia is in his second year as the Head Director of Bands at Peachtree Ridge High School. He is extremely excited to be a part of the supportive and active community of PRHS and Suwannee,GA. Formerly, Mr. Unger has held positions as the Head Director of Bands at Rock Canyon High School in Denver, CO and Assistant Director of Bands at Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins,CO and as a graduate conductor and staff member with the University of Georgia Bands. In 2016 Mr. Unger was named one of the "National Top 50 Directors that Make a Difference" by School Band and Orchestra Magazine. Mr. Unger received a Master of Music with Distinction in Wind Conducting with Dr. John Lynch and a Bachelor of Music Education with a concentration in Euphonium with David Zerkel at the University of Georgia. He enjoys playing and continues to be an active performer and clinician.
At The Peachtree Ridge Bands Mr. Unger instructs and manages all aspects of a diverse music program which includes a Wind Ensemble, Symphonic band, Concert Band, a GMEA Competitive Marching Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Band, Color Guard, and Winter Guard. His goals for the program in the coming years involve giving students a well rounded musical experience, growth and expansion of program size, and teaching PRHS Bands students to achieve above and beyond expectation in their lives through a medium of music.
Mr. Unger’s educational practices center around building quality relationships, providing valuable musical experiences for his students, and facilitating a well-rounded and diverse learning environment. His professional affiliations include The Georgia Music Educators Association, The Tri-M Music Honors Society, The International Tuba and Euphonium Association, The National Association for Music Education, and The College Band Directors National Association.
Block 1 - Symphonic Band
Block 2 - Concert Band
Block 3 - Wind Ensemble
Block 4 - Percussion Techniques
After School - Marching Band/Jazz Band/Colorguard