Mr. Andrews joined the faculty of Fayetteville Academy in 2009. He has studied instrument music and played the French horn since the 5th grade. His mother a cellist, and father a trombone player, are both musicians who instructed him from an early age. Mr. Andrews played the horn in a church brass group until the 9th grade when he joined his first school band.
He went on to study music in college at Tennessee Temple, and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. It was there he met his wife, Yvette, who is a trombone player. Mr. Andrews and his family moved to Fayetteville in 2001. They have six children and nine grandchildren.
In 2006, Mr. Andrews, his wife and another family met to form the Fayetteville Community Band which later was renamed the Fayetteville Symphonic Band. The band still meets at Methodist University every Monday night and gives regular concerts throughout the year.
Mr. Andrews is a composer of band works as well. His works have been played at all-district festivals and his brass works have been played across the country.
Mr. Andrews enjoys watching others discover the richness he has found through discipline of learning to play an instrument.
Donna Jo Mangus, Director of Choral Music and Music Teacher, has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Campbell University. She is a national board-certified teacher in early and middle childhood music. A lifelong resident of Cumberland County, Mrs. Mangus is recently retired from Cumberland County Schools where she most recently taught at Max Abbott Middle School and Terry Sanford High School. She is a member of the Cumberland Choral Arts and the Cross Creek Chorale. She serves as the artistic director of the Campbellton Youth Chorus.
Ms. Williams earned her BFA in Art History and Studio Art from Wofford College. Prior to coming to Fayetteville Academy, she served as an Assistant Teacher at Meeting Street Academy and as an Education Intern at Mary H. Wright Elementary School. She has also worked as an Art Studio Intern and as a Museum Attendant and has had her own artwork featured in several shows and exhibitions.