Mr. Charlie Bradberry
“Don’t Just Fly, Soar”
Charlie Bradberry is a 1994 Graduate of Iowa Park High school and is proud to be fulfilling a childhood dream of teaching at his Alma Mater. Mr. Bradberry graduated in 1999 from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Music Degree. After completing his first year of teaching he went back to graduate school and earned a Masters of Education in Music degree from Texas State University. (Formally known as Southwest Texas State University)
Mr. Bradberry is currently in his 22nd year of teaching having started his career as both an assistant and head middle school director in Burnet and Burkburnett, Texas. As a head and assistant director he helped guide the bands he worked with to 2 State Marching Bands contests and countless sweepstakes awards.
Besides teaching, Mr. Bradberry is also a performing percussionist and drummer who has made a name for himself playing for or with many different groups and artists. As a performer, Mr. Bradberry has spent many years playing with the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra and had the opportunity to perform with both the Big Springs and Lawton Symphonies. Over the last 27 years, Mr. Bradberry has been the jazz or rock drummer for the Wichita Jazz Orchestra, Gant Blues Band, Apache Casino Big Band, The Black And White Band along with performances playing with country artists such as Buddy Emmons and Luck Robinson. As a country a drummer, Mr. Bradberry spent numerous years traveling all over the southern states performing in and playing with different rodeo bands. “Ye Haw!!” Mr. Bradberry’s career also includes his time inside the studio where he was able to make contributions to several different radio and television commercials and guest work with artists on their albums.
Along with performing Mr. Bradberry also enjoys writing and recording his own music. Currently, Mr. Bradberry is working on an original musical called “The Steen’s”. This musical will take the audience on a whirlwind journey as the two main characters work to find themselves but in doing so, find each other.
Mr. Bradberry is married to Pepper, his wife of 23 years, and has 3 children Morgan George with husband Brian of Arkansas, Meghan & Michael Rodgers of Wichita Falls, Pvt. Mason Bradberry of Iowa Park currently in the US ARMY and 1 grandchild Myleigh Grace Rodgers of Wichita Falls.Mr. Bradberry is also the son of Jim and Sue Bradberry IPHS graduating class of 1967.
Along with spending time with his family Mr. Bradberry loves aviation and is an active pilot who enjoys flying his plane (N8899B) all over the country.
“I look forward to having your student in the Iowa Park High School Band. If I can ever be of any assistance to you please feel free to call or email”
“Don’t Just Fly, Soar”
Mr. Bradberry M.Ed.