Meet the Director


Ringgold Band Director

Charles Ebersole (Chuck) is a native of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He has a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Music in Tuba Performance from Temple University with graduate study in conducting. He began his teaching career in the parochial schools of Cambria County, Pennsylvania before accepting the position as band director at Fleetwood Area High School in Berks County, Pennsylvania in 1985. There, Chuck directs the two concert bands, two jazz bands, and the marching bands, along with teaching music electives and coaching jazz combos and chamber ensembles.​

Mr. Ebersole has performed with the Johnstown Civic Concert Band, the Erie Philharmonic, Altoona Symphony, the Berkshire Brass Quintet, Lancaster British Brass Band, Reading Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia.

He also performed as the featured tuba soloist with the Ringgold Band from 1986 to 1992 before taking time off to spend more time with his family. In 1979, he married his wife, Linda, and together they were blessed to raise six children. They also have five grandchildren.

An active member of Fleetwood Bible Church, Chuck teaches Sunday school, helps with the children’s AWANA program, and serves on the church board.  His many interests include reading, listening to music, cooking, exercising, visiting his children, long walks and conversations with Linda, fishing (especially with his grandchildren), and gardening. 

​Mr. Ebersole’s favorite marches are National Emblem, March of the Belgian Paratroopers, March Grandioso, and Sousa’s King Cotton March. His favorite band composers are Gustav Holst and Frank Ticheli, and his favorite Broadway musical is “Les Miserables.”

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