Kevin Townsend

Phone: 828-256-9545 Ext. 302313


Degrees and Certifications:

Kevin Townsend

Band Director

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 Newton, North Carolina with his wife, Amy, and their two children, Elliott and Maggie. 


News and Updates

Click here to access the 2019 - 2020 Band Handbook . Please read over this with your child, complete the last page, and return to Mr. Townsend no later then Friday, August 30th.