Kate McConchie is the Director of Bands at Hanover High School in Mechanicsville, VA. She previously taught at Karen Wagner High School in San Antonio, TX and Providence Grove High School in Climax, NC. Mrs. McConchie's bands have consistently earned Superior ratings in Concert, Marching, and Jazz band assessments, and her students have placed in All-County, District, Region, and State ensembles. In addition to her responsibilities as a band director, Mrs. McConchie regularly serves as a clinician, adjudicator, and a marching band show designer.
Mrs. McConchie earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she studied conducting with Dr. Terry Austin and clarinet with Dr. Charles West. She studied conducting further at the Northwestern University Conducting and Wind Music Symposium. Mrs. McConchie's professional affiliations include Virginia Band and Orchestra Director's Association, Texas Music Educators Association, North Carolina Music Educators Association, and The National Association for Music Educators. In her spare time, Mrs. McConchie enjoys hiking trails or biking the great out doors. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, Justin, and their two dogs, Blue and Violet.