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Adam Vernon-Young
Adam Vernon-Young

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Adam Vernon-Young serves as an Assistant Director of Bands at Cario Middle School and Laing Middle School of Science and Technology. Cairo and Laing are the two primary feeders of the BOA national finalist Wando High School where Mr. Vernon-Young also serves on staff. This is third year on staff with the Bands of Wando where he works primarily with the brass section of the marching band, as well as assists with the jazz programs. He received his Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of South Carolina, where he also previously received his Bachelors in Music Theory, as well as an Undergraduate Performance Certificate in Bass Trombone.

During his time at Carolina, Adam accumulated numerous performance and teaching credits, including playing with the USC Wind Ensemble, conducting one of the University Bands, and serving as a Graduate Assistant for two seasons with the University’s Marching Band. Other performance credits include being a finalist at the American Trombone Workshop National Solo Competition, and two years marching with the World Class Drum and Bugle Corps, Carolina Crown.

Mr. Vernon-Young is a regular instructor, consultant, and guest conductor with various groups across the Southeast, working with high school marching and concert programs, as well as University ensembles. Additionally, he serves on the brass staff with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps from Lacrosse, WI. He is also an avid arranger and composer, and writes for numerous competitive high school groups, as well as for the University of South Carolina’s own “Mighty Sound of the Southeast.” His professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, and both alumni and honorary membership in the Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.