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﷯Matthew Andrade Percussion Instructor- SGT Matthew Andrade AKA SGT Taco: This is SGT Andrade's 28th year of teaching Drumline and Percussion. He is a graduate of CSU with a Percussion Performance degree. Afterwards Mr. Andrade auditioned for The United States Marine Band and performed with “The Few The Proud.” Mr. Andrade then completed his Music ED degree at Barton College/East Carolina and taught at various North Carolina high school bands, choruses, theatres and was a hired clinician for many high school percussion programs as well as colleges across the southeast. Mr. Andrade is currently working on his Master’s in Music Ed and has studied under Dr. Tracy Wiggins at North Alabama University. He has taught music to students at all levels, Elementary thru College. In North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama. He currently is teaching Chorus at Aaron Cohn and Double Churches (AC/DC) Middle Schools. He also is the current Director of Percussion at Hardaway HS, and Heard County HS in Georgia. SGT Andrade is also a member of the 116th Army Band in Atlanta, GA. He thoroughly enjoys performing for the public and also has a strong passion for teaching and educating and also changing lives positively through music. Matt Andrade has 2 children, senior at Northside Columbus, Rain Andrade and freshman, also at Northside Columbus, Wolf Andrade. Mr. Andrade's hobby is gourmet cooking.

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