Phone: 828-256-9545 Ext. 302313
Degrees and Certifications:
Kevin Townsend is a music educator, composer, and adjudicator in his 16th year of teaching band and his 4th year as Band Director at H.M. Arndt Middle School in Hickory, North Carolina. His bands at the middle and high school levels have earned only Superior and Excellent ratings at 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, including the N.C. Northwest District Honors Band, N.C. All State Honors Band, N.C. Western Regional Orchestra, and N.C. 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 N.C. Northwest District Bandmasters Association Board of Directors as Middle School Auditions Chair and High School Auditions Co-chair. Mr. Townsend holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education, the North Carolina Bandmasters Association, and the National Band Association. He lives in Conover, North Carolina with his wife, Amy, and their two children, Elliott and Maggie.
News and Updates
All County Honors Band Auditions will be Monday, October 28th after school. Bus transoportation will be provided to audtions. Permission slips must be turned in for students to ride the bus. Parents will need to pick up students at Newton Conover Middle School after they audition. Students may use cell phones to contact parents when they are finished.