Mr. Rich Stiles has served as the Director of Bands at Woodstock High School since 2015. His responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the band program at WHS, including classroom instruction of the Varsity Band, Symphonic Band, Jazz Lab Band, Jazz Ensemble, AP Music Theory, and guitar classes. Outside of the classroom Mr. Stiles directs the athletic bands, madrigal chamber ensembles, and the musical pit orchestra.
Mr. Stiles received his Bachelor of Music degree at The University of Iowa where he was a member of the Iowa Wind Symphony, the Iowa Symphony Orchestra, the Hawkeye Marching Band, and many Woodwind Quintets. He began teaching at the high school level in Richmond, IL. From 2013-2015 he served as the Director of Bands at Northwood Middle School in Woodstock, IL. Currently Mr. Siles is a Bassoonist in the North Suburban Wind Ensemble in Libertyville, IL and subs for The Winds off the Lake Woodwind Quintet. Mr. Stiles resides in Woodstock with his wife, Meredith, and their three daughters, Eleanor, Gigi, and Grayce.