Andrew Heath Music Director
Recognized by distinctive programming and a charismatic conducting style, Andrew Heath brings over a decade of professional music-making to the MBE podium. Since 2014, Andrew has coached brass sections in Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Massachusetts, including the Carnegie Mellon All-University Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival PALS program and student brass ensemble, and the Brookline Symphony Orchestra brass.
Following the creation of MBE in 2016, Andrew has guest conducted with the Dedham Community Band and St. Anselm College athletics band, while also working as a music educator. In his fifth year as brass coach of the Wakefield High School marching band, he led the brass section to a Bands of America finals berth, and several platinum medals at New England Scholastic Band Association competitions. He also serves as brass teaching artist for the Arlington and Tri-Town schools.
Andrew joined the trumpet section of the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra in 2019, and has performed throughout the east coast with orchestras such as the Cape Ann Symphony, Canton Symphony, New World Symphony, Glens Falls Symphony, and Philharmonia Boston.
Andrew loves working with community musicians to find joy in stimulating music, in additional to supplementing the brass ensemble with guest artists and soloists. He holds degrees in music performance from Carnegie Mellon University and New England Conservatory, and lives in Arlington.
Tim Corvene Ensemble Assistant
Music educator Tim Corvene joined the MBE trumpet section in 2022 and was appointed as Ensemble Assistant in 2023. His duties include management of MBE's library, personnel, and equipment needs.
Graduating from the University of South Carolina in 2022 with a degree in Music Education, Tim was immediately hired as Assistant Director of the Melrose High School marching band, where he is now interim Band Director. He also teaches music with the Melrose middle school and elementary schools. Tim is a Melrose resident, and when not playing or teaching music, envoys reading, cooking, and board games.