Previously, the Director of Bands at Kickapoo High School in Springfield, Missouri. He directed the marching band, three concert bands and oversaw the winter ensembles including the WGI 2010 Silver Medalist Kickapoo Drumline. He is a former alumni member of The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, IL.
Troy holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Truman State University, a Master of Music in Conducting degree from California State University Long Beach. His mentors were Dan Peterson, Director of Bands at Truman State University and Larry Curtis, CSULB Director of Bands and Conductor of the prestigious Long Beach Municipal Band. Mr Peterson lives in Battlefield, Missouri with his wife, Sherri, and four children, Haley, Kelsey, Allison and David.