Brother Brandon West will join the University of Virginia Faculty as the new Assistant Director of Bands and as a Marching Percussion Instructor.

After graduating from Grays Creek High School, Brandon enrolled at the University of North Carolina – Pembroke, where he received his Bachelors in Music Education. In 2013, Brother West was initiated into Phi Mu Alpha by the Eta Beta Chapter at UNC – Pembroke. He continued his studies there and received his Master’s in Percussion Performance.

In 2019, Brother West was hired as the Director of Bands at Gravely Hill Middle School in Efland, North Carolina. After just a short few years with the Grizzlies, he is taking the next steps in his career at the University of Virginia.

“I will miss my work family and students so much at Gravelly Hill Middle School but am incredibly grateful for all the experiences and lessons I have learned in Orange County Schools.”

Best of luck in your new role, Brother.