Mr. Randall Kratofil is the Director for the March of the Bearcats Marching Band.
Marching band and the marching arts are his lifelong passion. Studying trumpet performance at Penn State he was a member of the Penn State Blue Band, where he was selected as one of 500 college students to participate in the Statue of Liberty All-American Marching Band for the rededication ceremonies for the Statue of Liberty. The following year he was selected as one of 120 brass players to participate in the We the People 200 Brass Fanfare Marching Unit in Philadelphia, and as one of 100 Trumpet players for the Pan Am Games opening ceremonies in Indianapolis.
As an undergraduate studying music education he was a member of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Legend Marching Band. His arrangement of Sandi Patty's Make His Praise Glorious was performed and recorded by the band. His image playing trumpet is used for the IUP Marching Band logo.
While working on his Masters in Trumpet Performance at Carnegie Mellon University he began teaching drum corps.
Taking additional graduate classes at West Virginia University, Randall also marched with the Pride of West Virginia Marching Band, making this the third college marching band to perform with each in three different decades.
Randall is also well versed in Drum and Bugle Corps. He is a 2010 inductee into the Pennsylvania Drum Corps Hall of Fame. He has marched with several DCA corps including Westshoremen Buccaneers, Bushwackers, and the 2002 four time consecutive DCA World Champion Syracuse Brigadiers.
Randall is founder, director, arranger, and brass instructor for G Force Drum & Bugle Corps, Inc., G Force has made appearances at SCA South as well as local parades. He also helped support the start up of Three Rivers Indoor Percussion through G Force.
Randall has taught and arranged for many high school marching bands in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
He has also served as Principal Cornet for the North Suburban Symphonic Band under the direction of Warren Mercer, Principal E-Flat Cornet for the NABBA Princeton Brass Band and the Allegheny Brass Band.