November 29, 2021

About us

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Pinecrest Area III Band Booster organization to support, promote, and foster the marching band, symphonic/concert band, jazz band, color guard, pep band and any other music venture the student(s) or director’s vision carries them.

No student shall ever be turned away from the program due to financial in-ability to pay fee’s so by volunteering personal time,  physical, moral, and financial support the organization assists the Band Director in providing our students with musicianship, showmanship, pride of accomplishment, tradition, spirit, loyalty, and especially citizenship.

Staff

Andrew Creech
Director of Bands

Mr. Creech grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina, and graduated from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro School of Music in 2009. Prior to coming to Pinecrest High School, Drew Creech was the Director of Bands and Theatre Arts at Randleman High School since 2010. During his time at Randleman, he instructed the Marching Tigers, Jazz Ensemble, Concert and Symphonic Bands, Percussion Ensemble, and was the director of the Spring Musical.  During his time at Randleman, Mr. Creech was recognized as the Fox 8 Teacher of the Week and a 2019 Modern Woodmen of America Hometown Hero.  Reach out and offer a warm welcome to our Director at acreech@ncms.org

Evan Spivey
Percussion Instructor

Evan Spivey is a 2013 graduate of Pinecrest High School where he participated in all bands. He was the captain of the percussion section his junior and senior year. He is a graduate of Sandhills Community College with an Associate in Science Degree in Chemistry.

Evan has been playing drums and percussion for 10 years. He owns his own production company doing sound, lighting, and stage design around North Carolina.

Jamie Barnes
Color Guard Instructor

Jamie Barnes comes to us with 25 years experience as a color guard instructor, and 11 years theater background. She is an educator certified to teach English and Social Studies.

2021 Band Booster Board Members

President- Kelly Chance

Vice President- Suzanne Badgett

Uniform Manager- Christine Palazzolo

Treasurer- Lori Smith

Secretary- Lucy Cain & Renee Wicker

Pit Crew Manager -Neil Waters

Our Program

The Pinecrest Marching Patriots Band is one of the biggest collection of students in the school. It consists of one class a day and after school practices.

The Marching Band performs at all home football games as weather permits  and goes to competitions at other high schools almost every weekend in September and October. So whether you want to play an instrument or twirl flags in the color guard, there is always room for more in our great big band family.

For the longest time, Concert Band at Pinecrest High School has only had classes available in the spring semester. But now, there will be one Concert Band class held in the fall semester as well. If students are interested in the spring concert band season, they must have participated in either marching band class or the fall concert band class.

The concert band class consists of learning new pieces of music for concerts, going to Music Performance Adjudication or MPA, and progressing on subjects such as sight reading and music history. If you are willing to learn and work hard in a fun and welcoming environment, sign up today for a Concert Band class.

The Pep Band season starts shortly after the football season ends. Pep Band plays in the gymnasium for our basketball team here at Pinecrest. It is a small ensemble full of participants of the marching band who wants to play for and support our sports programs even more.

If you enjoy the Marching Band, then Pep Band is a great way to get to know better the members of our Patriot Band. And our basketball team isn’t bad to watch either. It is a great new program added only just last year and is expected to grow as our band does, so come join us in support!

The Jazz Band consists of trumpet, trombone, saxophone, upright bass, and guitar players; as well as a pianist and a percussionist. Practices are held before school every Tuesday and Thursday as schedules allow and perform at the Spring Concert with the Concert Band. They also do work in the community, such as playing at retirement homes and the Grand Re-opening of Lowes Foods. If you have a love for jazz, bebop, or swing music, or learning about its history, come try out!