Kevin Townsend

Phone: 828-256-9545 Ext. 302313


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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

Fundraiser items will be delivered on Thursday, October 10th. Items will need to be picked up that day by 4:00. See your child's backpack for more information.    

Click here for information about 8th Grade Band Night at Saint Stephens High School on October 18th!  

Click here to see the band shirt/hoodie currently available. 

Click here for the shirt/hoodie order form. Orders are due Wednesday, October 9th.