Danny Green

Danny Green, Founder and Artistic Director of the Wachovia Winds Youth Wind Ensemble was born in Winston-Salem and graduated from North Forsyth HS.  He performed for three years as a Bandsman in the U. S. Army, received his Bachelors Degree in Music Education from ECU and his Masters Degree in Clarinet Performance from the UNCSA.  Mr. Green was formerly the Band Director at Mt Tabor HS.  Under his direction the Mt Tabor Band program grew from 40 to 180 members, received numerous superior ratings in grade levels IV through VI, placed over 200 students in the Northwest NC All-District Honors Band, and, for fourteen consecutive years placed more students in the WS/FCS Honors Band, and, the NWNC District Honors Band than any school in the WSFCS system.  During the last year of his tenure the Mt Tabor Wind Symphony commissioned a new work for Band, and performed the world premiere, under the direction of Mr. Green, in historic Carnegie Hall.  After leaving Mt Tabor, he served as the Band Director at Clemmons Middle School where in just three years the program grew from 130 to nearly 400 members.  Mr. Green has twice been elected “Band Director of the Year” by the Forsyth County Band Directors Association.  At the 1999 commencement ceremonies for the North Carolina School of the Arts Mr. Green received an award and was recognized for his outstanding contribution to music education in North Carolina.  He has also served as an assistant conductor for the UNCSA Musica Piccola summer music camp.  In 2001, Mr. Green was awarded the “Silver Baton Award” from the Kappa Kappa Psi fraternity at Appalachian State University.  He is a former conductor of the Winston-Salem Youth Symphony, and for several years performed with the Piedmont Wind Symphony, where he served as a clarinetist and guest conductor.  In February 2005, Mr. Green was chosen to conduct the 100 member Western Region Repertory Orchestra at Appalachian State University.  Mr. Green retired in 2013 from fulltime work, but remains very active and continues to work with bands throughout Piedmont NC. In 2015 Mr. Green was named as one of 12 “Chief Judges” for the NC Bandmasters Association.  Also in 2015 Mr, Green was elected to the “Hall of Fame” at Mt Tabor High School.  Mr. Green resides in Clemmons, NC with his wife Rebecca.  They attend Clemmons Moravian Church where he serves as President of the Men’s Fellowship.