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Frank Congiardo

Adamsville Jr./Sr. High Schools
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Frank received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education with emphasis in percussion from The University of Tennessee-Martin in 1983.  He studied all areas of Percussion performance with Professor Nancy Matheson in her Percussion Studio and Ensembles.

He was hired as Band Director at Adamsville Jr/Sr High School in Adamsville, TN in 1984, with 2012 being his 28th year in public education.  He has been nominated and recognized as AHS Teacher of the Year several times, and received many community awards for dedication to his profession, including the McNairy Regional Alliance 2011 Professional Achievement Award.

During his tenure at Adamsville High School, the band has won the Tennessee Division 1 State Marching Band Championship seven times including 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2009, 2010, and 2011,and is consistently named Division or Grand Champion at marching contests throughout Tennessee. The percussion section has won almost 100 caption awards, and recently placed 3rd at the 2012 SCGC Indoor Percussion Championships in their first year of competition.

He has written the musical book and instructed 16 TN State Champion Marching Band Percussion Sections, judged WTSBOA Solo/Ensemble, All West Concert, All West Jazz and TMEA All State Percussion Auditions, and instructed many students that were selected for All-West/All State Bands.  He has judged marching festivals and taught camps in TN, KY, MS and GA.

Frank and his wife Debra reside in Adamsville, with their children Zach and Darby.