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David J. Apple (Director of Bands) is the holder of the degrees Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Towson State University and Master of Music Education from Shenandoah University Conservatory of Music. Mr. Apple also has additional musical studies from Louisiana State University.
Mr. Apple's teachers have been: Scott Nelson, Wayne Cameron, Ray Moore and James West.
In addition to his position at Glenwood, Mr. Apple is a studio trumpet teacher, and has taught elementary and middle school music in public and private schools in Baltimore County. He has performed with various groups in the Baltimore - Washington Area including the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, Central Maryland Wind Ensemble, the Maryland Wind Symphony, Lyric Band of Hanover, PA, (as a conductor and member of the trumpet section) and Carroll Concert Band, and was principal trumpet of the Frederick Symphony Orchestra from 1986 to 1988.
In September of 2013, Mr. Apple was appointed to the position of Assistant Director of the Lyric Band of Hanover, PA.
Mr. Apple is a founding member of the Codorus Brass Quintet,(http://codorusbrass.bandzana.net) .
Mr. Apple was also selected to be a member of the prestigious Epcot-Walt Disney World All-American College Marching Band ( under the direction of USC's Dr. Arthur C. Bartner ) for the opening of Epcot Center (now Epcot) in October of 1982.
Mr. Apple is an active adjudicator and clinician. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Maryland Wind Symphony and is currently active with the Maryland Band Directors’ Association where he served four terms as All-State Junior Band Manager. Mr. Apple is also a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), The International Trumpet Guild, the American Federation of Musicians, National Band Association, and is an associate member of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.
In April, 2015, Mr. Apple was elected to serve on the Shenandoah University Alumni Board of Directors.
When not teaching music, Mr. Apple teaches SCUBA Diving to all ages and explores our undersea world with Scuba Schools International (SSI) and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI).