Mr. Matthews is currently in his fourth year as the Director of Bands for Colony High School. He is incredibly proud to lead the Wind Ensemble, Color Guard, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, and the award winning “Titan Regiment” marching band!
Matt is the former Associate Director of Instrumental Music at Fountain Valley High School in Orange County, CA. His roles there included co-directing the “Royal Regiment” marching band and concert bands, as well as directing the jazz band and orchestra. During his time at FVHS, the band and orchestra programs consistently received high ratings and awards for their performances. Prior to his position at Fountain Valley, he actively taught in his home state of Ohio; as well as Georgia and Texas.
He has worked with a variety of marching ensembles and indoor percussion groups including Miamisburg High School, Bellbrook High School, Cedar Park High School, and Matrix Indoor Percussion. His roles in those schools have included instructing the marching band, teaching private lessons, and conducting various music ensembles including musicals and brass choirs.
Matt was a marching member of the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from Toledo, Ohio for four years. After aging out with a “Distinguished Service” award, he returned to the corps as a visual staff member. Matt has also served in both music and visual roles with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps.
When not teaching, Matt enjoys spending time with his loving wife Arwen and their son Teddy. He has recently taken up cycling and loves getting on the bike when his schedule allows.