Courtney Wyatt Loftis is the Assistant Band Director at Clover High School. A native of Clover, Courtney rejoined the program in 2014 after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Winthrop University and has now taught at Clover High School for four years.
While at Winthrop, Courtney sat principal trumpet and performed in numerous ensembles including the Winthrop Wind Symphony, WU Jazz Ensemble, and the Winthrop Brass Quintet. In addition to her studies at Winthrop, Courtney maintained a large private trumpet studio where her students’ accolades include the regional, state and national level. Outside of teaching, Courtney spends much of her time performing throughout the Charlotte area and is currently the Principal Trumpet of the Carolinas Wind Orchestra and an active member of the CWO Board of Directors. She is also actively involved in the South Carolina Band Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society.
As the Assistant Director at Clover High School, Courtney leads the Clover Jazz Ensemble, CHS Brass Quintet, and Clover High School Symphonic Band. Under her direction, the Clover High School Symphonic Band has received superior ratings and was awarded Superior with Distinction in grade IV literature for two consecutive years. Courtney also assists with the Clover High School Marching Band and actively teaches at both Clover and Oakridge Middle School.
Courtney is happily married to her husband Philip Loftis and resides in Rock Hill with their two dogs, Rylee and Nova, and cat, Coda.
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