RCS Music Coordinator Selected as All-County Jazz Guest Conductor
(October 16, 2012) RCS K-12 Music Department
Coordinator and High School Band Director Scott Andrews has been
selected as the guest conductor of this year’s Greene County Music
Educator Association All-County Sr. Jazz Ensemble for the association’s
Fall All-County Festival.
The festival will be held on Wednesday and Friday, Oct. 24 and 26 at
Hunter-Tannersville High School., and will culminate in a public
performance at 7:30 p.m. by four All-County groups: the Senior Jazz
Ensemble, Elementary Chorus, Junior Band and Senior Chorus.
Mr. Andrews has taught music at RCS for 30 years and has been active as
a guest conductor for many years throughout several counties. Andrews
came to RCS in January of 1983 and, in his first six months with the
district, taught at the middle school, A.W. Becker and Pieter B.
Coeymans. He spent 23 years teaching at the middle school before coming
to the high school. Now in his eight year there, directs the concert
band and jazz ensemble and serves as the K-12 music coordinator. Before
joining the RCS faculty, Andrews was director of the Siena College Jazz
ensemble. Under his direction, the group’s 1984 performance was voted
one of the top ten jazz performances for both professional and amateur
groups in the Capital Region by the local media. His numerous
guest-conducting appearances have included festivals in Albany, Green,
Rensselaer, Columbia, Schoharie and Hamilton counties, and he has also
served as president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer of the
Greene County Music Educators Association.
“It is an honor to be asked to come back again to work with the students
of Greene County” said Andrews. “There are many talented area students
who excel in music and to get them all together at a county music
festival is a lot of work and a lot of fun. I will enjoy having the
opportunity to work with all of them.”
The GCMEA Fall All-County concert at Hunter-Tannersville begins at 7:30
p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for students and
seniors and $6 for families.
Directions to Hunter Tannersville High School