Phone: 704.260.6490 ext. 76507

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree in Music Education from UNC - Chapel Hill; certified K-12 in Music Education.

Mr. David Rivero

Band/ Chorus Fee

 

David Rivero is the Director of Bands and Theater at Hickory Ridge Middle School. Mr. Rivero was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, but his family moved to Harrisburg in the early 2000s. As a graduate of Hickory Ridge High School. Mr. Rivero is excited to be back and teaching in the community that gave him support and opportunity.

 

A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Mr. Rivero holds a degree in K-12 Music Education, spent 4 years in the Pride of the ACC Marching Tar Heels, and had the honor of serving as Drum Major in his senior year. He studied saxophone under Matthew McClure and conducting under Dr. Evan Feldman during his time at UNC. Mr. Rivero is also a proud member of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity (KKΨ).

Phone: 704.260.6490 ext.

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Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Derek Smith

Mr. Smith has been teaching music at all levels for the last 8 years. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Education at Anderson University. Mr. Smith  been recognized  as Veterans of Foregin Wars Teacher of the Year Award and the 2020 Stanly County Arts Educator of the Year Award. This is Mr. Smith's second year with the Bands of Hickory Ridge and he is excited to return to the "Band Fam".