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Mr. Dortch

Kyle Dortch is the former Director of Bands at Graham High School and is now the Orchestra Director at North Graham Elementary. Mr. Dortch graduated from North Carolina A&T with a Bachelor’s in Music Education, and is currently pursuing his Masters of Music Education at East Carolina University. Kyle spent two years marching with the Blue & Gold Marching Machine in the Cold Steel Drumline and four years with the University Percussion Ensemble and Symphonic Band, where he was principal percussionist. 

 

Upon graduation, Kyle spent time instructing percussion sections around the state, including Western Harnett High, Dudley High, Northeast Guilford High, T. Wingate Andrews High, Southern Alamance High, and helping to start Gate City Independent Percussion and Patriot Winds, two Winter Guard International competing units. Kyle has served as a guest clinician at several camps on the east coast, including the Hampton University Summer Band Camp. He has also served in the judging circuit at outdoor and indoor competitions, and is currently certifying to be a WGI judge.

 

Kyle is sponsored by Salyers Percussion, KHS America, and is National Federation of High School Athletic Associations’ certified music instructor, judge, and coach. He is also a member of the Bass Drum Group, an education coalition specifically designed for the advancement of marching bass drum technique and visibility.

 

Mr. Dortch lives in Burlington, NC, with his two children, who also attend North Graham Elementary

 

 

Kyle Dortch es el ex director de bandas en Graham High School y ahora es el director de orquesta en North Graham Elementary. El Sr. Dortch se graduó de North Carolina A&T con una licenciatura en Educación Musical y actualmente está cursando su Maestría en Educación Musical en la Universidad de East Carolina. Kyle pasó dos años marchando con la Blue & Gold Marching Machine en Cold Steel Drumline y cuatro años con la University Percussion Ensemble and Symphonic Band, donde fue percusionista principal.

 

Después de graduarse, Kyle dedicó tiempo a instruir a las secciones de percusión en todo el estado, incluidas Western Harnett High, Dudley High, Northeast Guilford High, T. Wingate Andrews High, Southern Alamance High, y ayudó a iniciar Gate City Independent Percussion y Patriot Winds, dos Winter Guard Unidades competidoras internacionales. Kyle se ha desempeñado como clínico invitado en varios campamentos en la costa este, incluido el Campamento de Banda de Verano de la Universidad de Hampton. También ha servido en el circuito de jueces en competiciones al aire libre y bajo techo, y actualmente se está certificando para ser juez de WGI.

 

Kyle está patrocinado por Salyers Percussion, KHS America, y es instructor de música, juez y entrenador certificado por la Federación Nacional de Asociaciones Atléticas de Escuelas Secundarias. También es miembro del Bass Drum Group, una coalición educativa diseñada específicamente para el avance de la técnica y la visibilidad del bombo de marcha.

 

El Sr. Dortch vive en Burlington, NC, con sus dos hijos, quienes también asisten a la Primaria North Graham.