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Dr. Andrew Necessary received his Ph.D. and Masters in Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Bachelors in Music Education from Elon University. For nine years, Dr. Necessary was a Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands at Concord University in Athens, WV. Dr. Necessary directed the Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and taught trombone, euphonium, and tuba, along with courses in band literature, jazz improvisation, brass methods, conducting, and music education. In 2002, Dr. Necessary was chosen by the Student Government Association at Concord University to receive the Joseph Friedl Outstanding Faculty Award. A trombonist, Andy has performed with luminaries such as Ray Charles, Guy Lombardo Band, Jimmy Dorsey Band, Ringling Brothers and Barnum Bailey Band, and Joe Williams.
Dr. Necessary serves frequently as an adjudicator for marching and concert band festivals, and as a clinician for trombone workshops and all county band events. Dr. Necessary lives in Tazewell, VA, with his four boys, Spenser, Carter, Conner, and Parker. Dr. Necessary teaches Applied Low Brass lessons, Music Education courses, and is the marching band director.
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