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Conductor Andrew Heath

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 directed music in Pennsylvania, Colorado, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. He currently serves as Lecturer of Music and director of bands at Saint Anselm College, and Director of Bands at Lowell Catholic High School. Andrew has also made guest appearances with the Dedham Community Band and Brookline Symphony winds and brass, and has previous coaching experience with the Carnegie Mellon All-University Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival PALS program, and Aspen Festival student brass ensemble.


Also working as a music educator, Andrew has served as brass instruments teaching artist with the Arlington, Tri-Town, and Wakefield schools. In six years as brass coach of the Wakefield Warrior Marching Band, he has led the brass section to two consecutive Bands of America finals placements, a 2023 championship win at the New England Scholastic Band Association, and several consecutive NESBA platinum medals. 


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. He loves working with community musicians to find joy in good 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 is a Graduate Certificate in Conducting candidate at Messiah University. Andrew lives in East Arlington with a growing collection of trumpets.

Assistant Tim Corvene

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, and is now substitute director of the concert band. He also teaches music with the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School and elementary schools, and has also performed locally with the Brookline Symphony. Tim is a Melrose resident, and when not playing or teaching music, enjoys reading, cooking, and board games.

Music Director's Advisory Board

The Music Director's Advisory Board ratifies personnel and performance policies, strategizes fundraising, and guides the governance of MBE.

Karen Sudbey, trumpet

Joel Zimmerman, trumpet

Dennis Shedd, trombone


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