Union March By Mekel Rogers

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Union March By Mekel Rogers

College: Appalachian State UniversityCollege Instrument: French HornLives: Matthews, North CarolinaWorks: Weddington Middle SchoolPosition: Band DirectorMekel Rogers has been teaching music education as a middle school band director since 1995. He has been teaching at the same school since 1998. In 2009, he was the founding conductor of the Union Symphony Youth Orchestra. His works have been perfomed at concert band festivals, honor band clinics and chamber music events in the United States, London and Paris. He has received several Editors Choice Awards from J.W. Pepper Music Company for his compositions. He is still an active member of Quintessence Wind Quintet.

Union MarchBy: Mekel Rogers

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