Rachel Maxwell currently serves as the Director of Bands at Traughber Junior High School and has served as the Junior High Band Coordinator for SD #308 in Oswego, IL. She has served as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator at a number of music camps and festivals including the Music for All National Summer Symposium, the NC All-State Middle School Band, ISYM at the Univ. of Illinois, Il State Univ. Junior High Camp and several IMEA District Level Festivals.
Mrs. Maxwell completed degrees from Illinois State University, The University of Illinois, Aurora University and completed additional coursework in team-building, leadership and working with diverse students. She is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts student at Boston University.
She is part of the team from Oswego SD #308 which has commissioned and premiered several significant works for young band.
Under her direction the bands at Traughber JHS have received national acclaim and have performed at The Midwest Clinic (two clinic presentations and one rehearsal lab group), the Illinois Music Educators Association All State Conference, the University of Illinois Super-state Festival and at the ASBDA National Convention. She is the author of TheBandroomspage.com.