is Director of Bands at Wando High School
in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.
is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music
in Boston, Massachusetts, where he
received a Master of Music degree in French Horn Performance and studied with Boston Symphony principal hornist, Charles Kavalovski.
While at NEC
, Mr. Rush
studied conducting under Frank Battisti and Pascal Verrot.
directorship at Wando High School
, Mr. Rush's
bands have received consistent Superior ratings in the areas of concert and marching band.
The Wando Symphonic Band performed at the 2007 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic and were the 2007 recipients of the Sudler Flag of Honor, administered by the John Philip Sousa Foundation
The Wando marching band was named a finalist at the Bands of America Grand National Championships in 2009.
is active as a clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States.
was presenter at the 2002 MENC National In-Service Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, the 2005 Northeast Division MENC Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, and the 2006 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, and he
has presented workshops at several universities and school districts.
He is the author of two highly touted books, Habits of A Successful Band Director and The Evolution of A Successful Band Director for GIA Publications and has written the Curriculum Guide for Instrumental Music for the South Carolina State Department of Education.
He is also co-author of a method book entitled Habits of A Successful Musician, also published by GIA Publications.
has been the recipient of the National Band Association's
Citation of Excellence on five occasions and was named Teacher of the Year in 2004.
is Nationally Board Certified by NBPTS.
In 2010, Mr. Rush was elected into the prestigious American Bandmasters Association and he is currently on the board of the National Band Association.
He currently serves as vice-president of the South Carolina Band Directors Association.