|| Mr. Fox has been a music educator for over thirty-five years and was named 2013 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) “Citation of Excellence” award winner. He has held many roles in music education and the pageantry arts. Mr. Fox began as the band director at Brooke High School (WV) for five years, Quaker Valley High School (PA) for fourteen years, marching band director at Gateway High School (PA) for two years and completed his teaching as Band Director at Quaker Valley Middle School. His Concert bands, Marching Bands, Jazz Bands, Winter guards, and Drum line(s) have received countless superior ratings in local, state, regional and national contests, named BOA Regional Finalists, and have been awarded numerous class and grand champion awards throughout the country.
Mr. Fox has been a music adjudicator since 1990 and is currently the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Federation of Contest Judges (PFCJ). He has held this elected office for a dozen of these years. He has judged in the music captions for numerous regional and national championship contests in Drum & Bugle Corps, winter guard, indoor percussion, indoor winds and marching bands throughout the U.S. and Canada. He judges for many circuits including Bands of America/Music For All, Winter Guard International (WGI), US Bands and he has judged for Drum Corps International for over twenty-five years.
Mr. Fox completed his undergraduate work at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and his graduate work was done at Duquesne University & West Virginia University.
Mr. Fox began marching in drum corps in 1976 with the Thunderbirds Sr. Drum & Bugle Corps from Erie, Pa. where he was a member of the percussion section for seven years. Since that time he’s held the role of instructor, designer, composer, & consultant, for many other drum corps, marching bands, winter guards, and indoor drum lines.
Mr. Fox resides in the Pittsburgh, PA area with his beautiful wife, Mariann and his two children, Mia and Ryan.