David A. Uhrig
In addition to successfully competing for his appointment as Associate Conductor with the Dodworth Saxhorn band, Mr. David A. Uhrig continues to perform with the Band on Bb soprano cornet. He also holds the position of Director of Bands at Rochester High School. There he teaches the Falcon Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band.
Prior to accepting the position in Rochester, Mr. Uhrig was for six years the Director of Bands at Marine City High School and taught for one year at the Whiteford Agricultural School District. A prolific arranger, he writes marching band shows for the Michigan Marching Band and several high school marching bands in Michigan, Texas, New Jersey, and Virginia.
Mr. Uhrig earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Michigan and his teaching certificate from Eastern Michigan University. He earned his Master of Music in Conducting from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University. As an undergraduate, he was very active in the Michigan Marching Band, serving as a rank and line leader. He played trumpet in many of the school's concert and athletic bands and was honored to conduct the Michigan Basketball Band on many occasions. In addition, he was elected to membership in the Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity.
Mr. Uhrig grew up in Troy, Michigan, where he attended Troy Athens High School. He performed in the marching, concert, jazz and pep bands, symphony and pit orchestras, and won membership in the National Honor Society. Outside of school, he participated in the Boy Scouts of America, played travel soccer, and performed on the piano. Mr. Uhrig describes himself as an avid sports fan. He said he loves Michigan football and basketball, the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, Lions, and Pistons. Mr. Uhrig and his wife, Carly, have been married for four years. They have two sons, Raymond and Benjamin.