Director

Mr. Michael Britcher

Michael A. BritcherDirector of Bands, Mr. Michael A. Britcher, is currently in his 27th year teaching Band. His duties at BHS 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

2003 & 2012 Music for All “National Concert Festivals”

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.

Mr. Britcher 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.” Mr. Britcher 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.”