Andrew Francis is a senior at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. He is finishing his degree in Music Education, combined Masters in Education. While at Lenoir-Rhyne he has been a part of various ensembles, including the newly reformed “Spirit of LR” Marching Band where he is entering his third and final year as Head Drum Major. He has also been involved in the Jazz Ensemble, Woodwind Ensemble, Trumpet Ensemble, A capella Choir, College Singers, Wind Ensemble, and Wind Symphony. Andrew will serve as a student guest conductor for the Wind Symphony performing at the North Carolina Music Educators Association Conference in November of 2019.
Andrew also marched mellophone with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 seasons.
Andrew has taught private Drum Major lessons and high school clinics to young students across Western and Central North Carolina. He is also an avid instructor at the Lenoir-Rhyne Youth Summer Music Camp, where he teaches musicianship/theory and woodwinds. He currently teaches Drum Majors and Leadership at Hickory High School (Hickory, NC), and is the Visual Caption Head at Marvin Ridge High School (Waxhaw, NC).