Andrew Craft

Andrew Craft is in his sixth year as the Director of Bands at Ronald Wilson Reagan High School in Pfafftown, NC. Since his appointment in 2010, Mr. Craft continued the success of the Reagan band program by earning over 20 Superior ratings at Concert, Jazz, and Marching Band Music Performance Adjudication, multiple marching band grand championships, and coordinating the City of the Arts Jazz Festival. During the 2014-2015 school year, he was honored as the Forsyth County Band Director of the Year, Reagan High School Teacher of the Year, and the American School Band Directors Association’s (ASBDA) Encore Award. He was inducted into the ASBDA in 2016. The Reagan Jazz Ensemble I and Wind Ensemble both performed at the North Carolina Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference in 2015. The marching Band of Raiders was invited and performed in the 2016 London New Year’s Day Parade. In addition to his responsibilities as Director of Bands at Reagan, Mr. Craft instructs conducting and leadership activities at both the Bands of America Drum Major Institute and the Western Carolina University Drum Major and Leadership Academy. Mr. Craft earned his Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Massachusetts and a Bachelor of Science in Instrumental Music Education from Western Carolina University. His professional affiliations include National Association for Music Education, North Carolina Music Educators Association, Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the North American Saxophone Alliance, the American School Band Directors Association and is a NC Teaching Fellow. He resides in Pfafftown with his wife, Beth, and twin children, Anderson and Ada.

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