Mr. Michael Britcher
Michael A. Britcher is currently in his twenty-sixth year teaching. His duties at Battlefield include overseeing all aspects of the band program, including three concert bands, two percussion ensembles, various chamber groups and the Marching Bobcats.
Over the course of his teaching career, Mr. Britcher has taught with distinction at all levels from elementary through college. Groups under his direction have performed at some of the most prestigious events in the nation, including the 2001 “National Invitational Concert Band and Orchestra Festival”, presented by Heritage Festivals; the 2003 & 2012 Music for All “National Concert Festivals”; and the 2011, 2013 & 2015 Mid-Atlantic Honors Wind Band Festivals, held at Rutgers University. Additionally, the excellence of his ensembles have been recognized by state and regional Music Education Associations with performances at the 2010 & 2014 PMEA State Conferences and the 2015 NAfME Eastern Division Conference, in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2014 the National Band Association recognized his band program as a Divisional Program of Excellence, for the Northeast Region.
He has received numerous accolades for his teaching, including multiple listings in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”, and a listing in Marquis “Who’s Who in America”. He has been nominated for Disney’s “American Teacher Awards”, and is a recipient of the “Ray A. Kroc Teacher Achievement Award”. The National Band Association has honored Mr. Britcher’s teaching with their “Citation of Excellence”.