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Rob Blankenship

Director

Douglas S. Freeman High School Bands

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Douglas S. Freeman High School Bands

Background Information

Employment History

Director of Bands

Douglas Freeman High School


Associate Director

Richmond Concert Band


Affiliations

Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association

Executive Board Member


ASCAP

Member


Phi Kappa Tau fraternity

Member


National Association for Music Education

Member


//www.freemanband.org/

Richmond Concert Band Member


Virginia Music Educators Association Inc

Member


26th Army Band

Richmond Concert Band Member


Music Educators National Conference

Member


Rebel Brigade

Member


the United States Army

Member


Education

Armed Forces School of Music


Douglas Freeman High School


Bachelor of Music degree

Longwood College


Master of Music Education degree

Virginia Commonwealth University


Web References(15 Total References)


Director Biography

www.freemanband.org [cached]

Rob Blankenship Rob Blankenship was named Director of Bands at Douglas Freeman High School in 2006.A native of Richmond, he attended Henrico County Public Schools and graduated from Freeman in 1992.As a student at Freeman, he was a member of the Rebel Brigade where he played clarinet in the Concert Band, saxophone in the Jazz Ensemble and - during different seasons - clarinet, saxophone and mellophone in the Marching Band.After high school, Mr. Blankenship joined the United States Army Band Program.He graduated from the Armed Forces School of Music in Norfolk, Virginia in 1993.He then served in the 26th Army Band, Ft. Hamilton, New York and the 1st Cavalry Division Band, Ft. Hood, Texas.His duties in the Army included service as a clarinet player, and arranger for the 1st Cav.Band.In 1996, he was honorably discharged from the army, and returned to Virginia to begin a formal education in music.In 2000, Mr. Blankenship received a Bachelor of Music Degree with a concentration in Instrumental Music Education from Longwood College (now Longwood University).At Longwood, he studied clarinet with Dr. Charles Kinzer, and theory and composition with Dr. Gordon Ring.He was the clarinet section leader (all 4 years) for the Wind Ensemble, and played baritone sax for 2 years and lead alto sax for 2 years in the Jazz Ensemble.He was a section leader and also served as president for the Camerata Singers (a select choir), and a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Phi Kappa Tau fraternity.From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Blankenship taught music at R.C. Longan Elementary School and Pemberton Elementary School in Henrico County.He is pursuing a Master of Music Education degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and is very involved in the musical community around Richmond.He is a member and assistant director of the Richmond Concert Band, and a member of the Commonwealth Winds, Music Educators National Conference (MENC), and Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA).Mr. Blankenship has composed several pieces for wind ensemble, and has written arrangements for various ensembles and organizations.During the last few summers, he has worked as an arranger for the Manchester High School Marching Lancer Band in Chesterfield, Virginia.In the summer of 2004, he was hired to arrange the field show music for the Broad Run High School Marching Band in Loudoun County.


Concert by three Longwood ensembles part of presidential inauguration - Longwood University

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There also will be a piece, "Colonnade," written in 2002 by Rob Blankenship, a 2000 Longwood graduate who majored in music and now is band director at Douglas Freeman High School in Henrico County.


executive board

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Rob BlankenshipBand Director:


executive board

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Mr. Rob Blankenship Band Director


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Robert Blankenship
rpblanke@henrico.k12.va.us Robert Blankenship rpblanke@henrico.k12.va.us


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