Mr. Lobaugh holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education from Friends University in Wichita, KS. Mr. Lobaugh has led musicians ranging from 5-70 years of age between his experiences in K-12 schools and church positions. An accomplished vocalist, Mr. Lobaugh has performed with the “Singing Quakers” in college, under the direction of Dr. Cecil J. Riney. As a member of the Quakers, Mr. Lobaugh has toured the world, including Germany, Russia, New York, and Washington D.C. He has also performed with the Master Arts Chorale under Dr. John Leavitt., and the Wichita Symphony Chorus. As a member of Kenaniah, an a cappella quintet, Mr. Lobaugh has had the opportunity to perform with Rich Mullins.
In addition to Bowie, Mr. Lobaugh serves as the Worship Pastor for Community of Hope United Methodist Church. In his spare time, Mr. Lobaugh enjoys performing live theatre. Recent roles have included Mitch Mahoney in 25TH ANNUAL PUTNUM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Charlie Brown in YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, and Lord Savage in JEKYLL & HYDE. Other favorite roles have included parts in RAGTIME, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM - but right now, he is having too much fun (and is much too busy) with his role as Choir Director at Bowie High School.
CHRISTY DICKERSON ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Mrs. Dickerson is thrilled to be joining the Bowie Choral Department this year. She has spent the past four years as Choral Director at Fannin Middle School, where her choirs grew steadily in participation numbers and students consistently earned increasingly higher scores in contests. She graduated from Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelors degree in Music Education with a concentration in piano. Currently, Mrs. Dickerson enjoys accompanying musicals and other choirs for contests and region clinics. She happily resides in Arlington with the love of her life, husband Josh, and corgi Evie.