Matthew Dowell, Director of Bands

Matthew Dowell joined the David W. Butler High School band program in June 2016 and serves as the Director of Bands. His responsibilities include directing the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band and Marching Band.

Prior to Butler he was the Director of Bands at North Iredell High School in Olin, NC. His concert bands consistently received excellent and superior ratings and recognitions for outstanding performance. The Marching Raiders received the USBands Southern States Group 2A Champions in 2015 under Mr. Dowell’s direction. 

Mr. Dowell received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. While at Appalachian he studied trombone with Dr. Harold McKinney, conducting with Dr. Scott Tobias and Dr. John Ross, and performed in the Marching Band, Concert Band, Trombone Choir, Brass Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble.

He is a member of the Music Educators National Conference (MENC), the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA) and the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA).