FCO Full Orchestra Conductor: Andrew David Perkins has been the director of bands at Fenton High School since 2002. Perkins’ responsibilities include directing the 200-member Fenton Marching Tigers, as well as serving as conductor of the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra and Symphonic Bands. Perkins also serves as an instructor in the FHS Music Technology courses, and as an accompanist for the Ambassador Swing Choir.
Prior to coming to FHS, Perkins was a performer and conductor of the Phantom Regiment drum and bugle corps from Rockford, IL from 1998 to 2000. He is a 2002 graduate of the Michigan State University School of Music, where he received his bachelor of music education degree. In 2007 he received his Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan and is currently studying orchestration at the Berklee College of Music.
Since September of 2011, Perkins has had the honor to conduct the Fenton Community Orchestra. “I have very much enjoyed the energy and excitement that this group has for making music. We’ve been able to grow as an ensemble in leaps and bounds this year, and are taking on some difficult and fantastic literature. I think that the relationship between the FHS Instrumental Music Program and the Fenton Community Orchestra is a wonderful match, each allowing the other program to expand and support one another.”
Visit his website at: http://www.andrewdavidperkins.com