Philip Loftis is in his first year as the Director of Bands at Oakridge Middle School in the Clover School District. Prior to his appointment at Oakridge Middle School, Mr. Loftis was Assistant Director of Bands at Porter Ridge Middle and High School in Indian Trail, North Carolina from 2017 - 2018. Prior to this, he was Director of Bands at Pelion Middle School and Assistant Director of Bands at Pelion High School in Pelion, South Carolina from 2013 - 2017.
Mr. Loftis received his academic training from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education K-12, and a Performance Certificate in Euphonium while studying under Professor Sarita Maxwell. While at Winthrop University, Mr. Loftis studied Instrumental Music Education and Wind Band conducting under Dr. Lorrie Crochet.
As Director of Bands at Pelion Middle School, The Pelion Middle School Honor Band performed and received consistent Superior ratings at the South Carolina Concert Band Performance Assessment, in addition to the Carowinds Festival of Music. As Assistant Director of Bands at Pelion High School, alongside Director of Bands Otto Hage, The Pelion Marching Pride was named the South Carolina 2A State Marching Band Champion at the 2A/4A State Marching Band Finals Competition at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina in 2015.
Mr. Loftis currently serves as the Director of Instrumental Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He also is the Personnel Manager for and performs on Euphonium with the Carolinas Wind Orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Lorrie Crochet. Mr. Loftis is the current Director of Bands for the ST-Arts Summer Music Program at Winthrop University as well.
Mr. Loftis currently resides in Rock Hill, South Carolina with his wife, Courtney, and their three fur babies – Rylee (dog), Nova (dog), and Coda (cat).
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