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Melanie Watson



Melanie H. Watson is the Band Director at Starmount Middle School in Northwestern North Carolina.  Prior to her appointment at Starmount Middle, she taught at North Wilkes Middle and East Alexander Middle.  Melanie attended Catawba College for her undergraduate degree, and completed her Masters in Music from East Carolina University. She was honored as EAMS’s Teacher of the Year in 2019-2020, and became a National Board Certified Teacher in 2019.  Melanie was a charter member of the Women Band Directors International North Carolina State Chapter.  She looks forward to serving as their president from 2023-2025.  She has been honored to serve as a clinician in local schools, music camps, and honor bands.  


In addition to her teaching duties, Melanie maintains an active musical presence in the community.  She has served as the Musical Director for the Yadkin Valley Community Band since 2015, and performs with the Unifour Brass Ensemble, the Salisbury Symphony, and the Piedmont Wind Symphony.  She lives in North Wilkesboro with her husband, Keegan, and their two dogs, Bella and Lia. 

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