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At the University of Virginia, Drew Koch assists in the administration and rehearsal of the total band program, including the Cavalier Marching Band, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble and Men's and Women's Basketball Bands. Mr. Koch has been at UVa since 2005. A native of Southeastern Michigan, he received the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Western Michigan University, Master of Music Education degree, with a trumpet performance emphasis, from the University of South Carolina; Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance, Literature and Pedagogy from James Madison University.
Mr. Koch was the Director of Bands at Chapin High School in South Carolina from 2001-2004. Under his direction, the Chapin Band earned consistent superior ratings at the SCBDA Concert Festival, regularly placed in the top 5 the State Marching Festival (finishing second in 2004) and was a State Honor Band every year under his direction. In 2005, the Chapin Band marched in the London New Year's Day Parade in England.
Mr. Koch is an active performer, clinician and adjudicator. He is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the College Band Directors National Association, the ACC Band Directors Association, the National Band Association, and was inducted as an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi in 2001 and Tau Beta Sigma in 2009.