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Daniel Upton

Daniel Upton

Pit Orchestra Conductor

Daniel is in his ninth year as Band Director at HHS, where he conducts the Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble 1 & 2, co-directs the Concert Band and Marching Blue Streak Band and teaches courses in piano. For past StageStreaks productions he has served as a percussionist, sound engineer and conductor. He is an active adjudicator and guest conductor throughout Virginia, has previously served VMEA and VBODA as District V Chair, and is coordinator of the professional development workshops at the annual All-Virginia event. He received the BA in Music Education in 2011 and MA in Education in 2012 from Virginia Tech where he performed with the Marching Virginians, New River Valley Symphony Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Campus Band, and as section leader and President of the Symphonic Wind Ensemble. He currently performs as a founding member of the Valley Wind Ensemble, an ensemble made up of local music educators and professional musicians.

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