Educational Consultant, Bob Powell

Bob Powell served the school band programs of South Carolina for 35 years as a director. Performing ensembles under his direction or with which he was associated have performed at the State Music Conference, won state and regional championships, and received the highest marks at festivals and competitions. Known as a humble and quiet man to all, he has been praised as a master teacher throughout his career. With countless awards for him and his students, he has been recognized as an authority on band pedagogy. Bob has been the recipient of the “Teacher of the Year” award on four occasions. He has served the South Carolina Band Directors Association on the Executive Board, guest conducted concerts and clinics, and is an elected member and past president of the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity. Since his retirement from full time teaching, he has served as adjunct faculty at Furman University and spent time helping band programs as a clinician for Musical Innovations. 

Bob served in the United States Navy as a trumpet player stationed in Norfolk, VA and as the director of the Drum and Bugle Corps stationed in San Diego, CA. For the past 30 years, Bob has come over to the dark side...literally...the dark and rich low brass section as a euphonium and trombone player. In addition to his euphonium duties in Upstate Winds, he performs as a member of the Lakeside Concert Band at Furman University, the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra, and Bonovate, a trombone ensemble based in Greenville, SC. 

When he is not practicing, performing, or teaching, Bob can be found in his shop repairing instruments or making sawdust.