Glenn Fugett is currently the Director of Bands and Orchestras at the Nashville School of the Arts in Nashville, Tennessee. He conducts two string orchestras, two concert bands, and one jazz ensemble. The school draws students from all over Metro Nashville Public Schools. He retired from teaching in Texas this summer.
Prior to moving to Nashville, Glenn was Director of Bands at Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas. He held that position since the school opened in August of 2007. He was the Associate Director of Bands at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas from the fall of 1991 through the spring of 2007. The first five years of his career, Glenn was the Head Band Director at Calallen Middle School in Corpus Christi, Texas.
His concert bands and jazz bands have won numerous awards throughout the United States. The Legacy Marching Band was a finalist at the 4a UIL State Marching Band Contest in 2009. The legacy Wind Symphony was a finalist in the 4a Texas State Honor Band Competition in 2009. The Legacy Wind Symphony was "Best in Class" at the 2011 and 2015 South Coast Music Festivals. They have received Superior Ratings at UIL Concert and Sightreading every year since the school opened. The Marching Band was a finalist at the 2008, 2010, and 2011 BOA Arlington Regional. In 2011, they were the AAA Champion at the Arlington event. In 2013, they were finalists at the Austin and Allen Regionals, winning Class AAA at the latter. The Westlake Marching Band was a finalist at every Bands of America Regional they attended from 1999 through 2006. In 1999, the Westlake Band was awarded the coveted, Sudler Flag of Honor at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago. December of 2002, the Wind Ensemble was selected to perform at the prestigious Midwest Clinic. In 2003, the group marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. The Westlake Jazz Ensemble was one of the premier public school jazz programs in Texas during Mr. Fugett's tenure.
Glenn is a sought after clinician for Music for All, Yamaha, and Vic Firth. He is an artist with Yamaha and Vic Firth. He has been a Bands of America Summer Symposium clinician for the last 10 years. Glenn has been a judge for Bands of America since 1995, and has judged for Drum Corps International since 1992. He has judged Finals at the Drum Corps World Championships 11 times throughout his career. He was Percussion Caption Head for DCI for 5years and has been on the Music Judge Liaison team for the last three years. He is a member of the Middle Tennessee State Band and Orchestra Association. Glenn now reside in Nashville with his wife, Robin. They celebrated their 29th anniversary in August.
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