Kevin Townsend

Phone: 828-256-9545 Ext. 302313


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Kevin Townsend

Band Director

Mr. Townsend is in his 15th year of teaching band and his 3rd year as Band Director at H.M. Arndt Middle School. Under his direction, The bands at Arndt have earned Superior and Excellent ratings at district MPA events. Prior to his position at Arndt, Mr. Townsend enjoyed teaching at a number of schools throughout North Carolina, most notably for eight years in Caldwell County where his middle and high school bands earned exclusively Superior ratings at NCBA Concert and Jazz Band MPA events.

Individually, Mr. Townsend's students have enjoyed success in form of Superior ratings at Solo & Small Ensemble MPA as well as placement in a number of honors ensembles throughout North Carolina. His students have placed and participated in the N.C. Northwest District Honors Band, All State Honors Band, Western Regional Orchestra, and All State Honors Orchestra. 

Mr. Townsend earned his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2004 and his Master of Music Education Degree from Appalachian State University in 2006. He has served on the NWDBA Board of Directors as Middle School Auditions Chair and High School Auditions Co-chair. Mr. Townsend holds memberships in the National Band Asscociation, National Association for Music Education and the North Carolina Bandmasters Association. Kevin lives in Hickory with his amazing wife, Amy and their two beautiful children, Elliott and Maggie. 


News and Updates

 Saint Stephens Marching Band Mini Camp will begin on May 14th and run from 3:30 - 5:00. Rising 9th Grade Marching Band members should attend. Click here for all the mini camp dates and other marching band information.