Director of Bands
Robert Parker is currently the Director of Bands at Ashley High School. The Bands of Ashley High School includes multiple ensembles; in addition to the Concert and Marching programs, there are Percussion Ensembles, Solo and Small Ensembles, Jazz Band, Pep Band and Indoor Winterguard and Percussion. The program serves around 120 students in southern New Hanover County.
Mr. Parker received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Appalachian State University in 2006. He has taught in numerous clinics and camps throughout North Carolina and in Virgina as a percussion instructor, drum major clinician and wind ensemble conductor. As a percussionist, Mr. Parker performs with the Wilmington Symphony, Cape Fear Chorale, Wilmington Choral Society, Tallis Chamber Orchestra, as well as many church and school orchestral and choral programs. He is also the past president of the Board of Directors and a percussionist in the newly formed Wilmington Symphonic Winds.
Mr. Parker holds professional memberships The National Association for Music Education (NAfME), The North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA), The North Carolina Bandmasters Association where he serves as State Honors Band Treasurer, Percussive Arts Society (PAS), and is a member of Phi Mu Alpha and Tri-M Music Honors Society. He lives in Wilmington, North Carolina with his wife Sarah, daughter Charlotte, and dogs Cody and Jethro.