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Andrew Packer

Glenbard East High School
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Andrew Packer joined the faculty of Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Illinois in the fall of 2012 as Assistant Band Director.  He was the Director of Percussion at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois from 2007-2012.

Andrew is from Newburgh, Indiana, where he attended Castle High School and received the John Philip Sousa Band Award.  He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  Andrew participated in the U of I Wind Symphony, Orchestra, Marching Illini, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, and Basketball Band.  During his undergraduate years, Andrew marched two summers with The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps from Rosemont, Illinois, participating in a world championship in 2004.  He earned his Master’s of Music Education plus certification from U of I in 2007.  Andrew also received the Guy M. Duker Band Award in 2006 from the U of I band department.  

Andrew has performed for audiences all over the country and in Japan, traveling there with The Cavaliers in 2004. His professional memberships include MENC, IMEA, and PAS.  Andrew has been the percussion arranger and drill writer for numerous high school bands in the Chicago area, including being responsible for Marian Catholic’s percussion writing during his time there.

Andrew lives in Lombard with his wife, Roxanne, and his daughter, Gwendolyn.