Mr. Bobby McFarland

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Bachelor of Arts in Instrumental Music Education

Mr. Bobby McFarland

Bobby McFarland is a native of Clayton, North Carolina. He graduated from UNC Greensboro with
a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. He has performed with and attended master classes of leading trombonists and jazz musicians such as James Miller, Don Lucas, Branford and Delfeayo Marsalis, Seamus Blake, and Wycliffe Gordon among many others. As a trombonist, Mr. McFarland played with various orchestras and chamber ensembles throughout Central North Carolina and has performed multiple solo recitals.

Mr. McFarland was formerly the Director of Bands at South Johnston High School in Four Oaks, NC, and previously taught elementary general music at Falkland Elementary School in Pitt County.

Having graduated from Clayton High School, Bobby carries a great sense of pride in how the performing arts program has developed in recent years and is blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of its continuation. He enjoys playing trombone, studying Baroque performance practice, as well as watching and playing sports and spending time with the people who mean the most to him.

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