Blue Knights Staff – Andrew Desmond (Visual Tech)
Andrew Desmond will return to the Blue Knights as Assistant Visual Caption Head for the 2018 season. Andrew has been on the Blue Knights visual staff since 2015, and is excited to be stepping into the role of assistant caption head. He is currently the director of bands at Lake Oswego High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon where he instructs the school’s three concert bands, the jazz band, and teaches beginning band classes. Under his direction, the LOHS Wind Ensemble has been a consistent participant in the Oregon School Activities Association State Band Championships.
Andrew received his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Ohio State University, where he performed with several premier ensembles including the Ohio State Wind Symphony and Marching Band. Prior to graduating he was named the school’s Outstanding Student Teacher award for his work in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools.
His drum corps performing experience includes two summers with the Madison Scouts, where he aged-out in 2014. Andrew has also worked as a visual judge for the Northwest Association for Performing Arts, and has been an instructor and consultant for several successful band programs throughout the country.