Hello, I am Mark Crump, the Band Director at Kings Creek School. I am also shared daily with your rival school Oak Hill. You will not catch me cheering for either school in head to head athletics. I will cheer for the Band members of both teams though!! Band students are the BEST!
I am a graduate of Caldwell County Schools. I also attended Appalachian State University where I receieved a BM in Music Education, a MM in Music Education, and a MM in Music Performance.
I began my career full time in 1994 and have been with Caldwell County Schools since 1998.
I have performed with many a varied groups over the years, most recently in a theater production of Oklahoma!. I am also a member of City Rhythm out of Morganton.
I believe Music is an essential part of the human experience. It gives people great joy, self value, and makes them a part of a whole much larger than themselves. I teach not only to educate my students and to reach objective goals but also to show that each of them can reach beyond themselves and be successful with music and to give them a higher quality of life. I hand my students the proverbial ball everyday and encourage them to run, run, run with it!