This Years Senior High Conductor (2023)
Calvin Spencer is currently in his 17th Year of Teaching and is the Director of Bands at Washington Township High School. Mr. Spencer teaches the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, ASD Ensemble, Music Theory I, AP (Advanced Placement) Music Theory II, Marching Band, Jazz Band and Basketball Band. Mr. Spencer was awarded the Brent Canon Music Education Alumni Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of the Kappa Kappa Psi Alumni Association in 2022.
Prior to Washington Township, Mr. Spencer taught in the Deptford Township School District, at Monongahela Middle School, now named Deptford Middle School. Mr. Spencer was awarded the Teacher of the Year for the 2009-2010 school year.
Mr. Spencer was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Spencer was a member of “The Commandant’s Own", The United States Marine Drum and Bugle Corps. At the time Sgt. Spencer attained the status as a featured soloist and had the outstanding opportunity to travel the world and to perform for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the II, the Former Queen of England, the Sultan of Oman, Government Officials of Norway, France, and Germany.
Mr. Spencer attended the University of Akron, while in Akron, Mr. Spencer was The Drum Major of “The Ohio’s Pride.” The University of Akron Marching Band, Principal of the Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, and a Member of the University of Akron Brass Choir. Mr. Spencer transferred and earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Rowan University, where he studied Applied Trumpet with Dr. Bryan Appleby-Wineberg. Mr. Spencer was also a member of the Jazz Ensemble under the direction of George Rabbai. Mr. Spencer earned a Master of Science in Education in Teacher Leadership from Walden University in 2010.
Mr. Spencer is a freelance musician and performs with “The Untouchables Band” based out of Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Spencer is also a local composer and arranger. Mr. Spencer is excited to conduct the Olympic Honors Band for 2023.