On March 12, 2017, Michael K. Foxworth, Sr. was inducted into the SCBDA Hall of Fame.
Michael Foxworth was a band director in Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia for 44 years. He has received degrees from Campbell University (B.M.E.) and Virginia Commonwealth University (M.M.E). During his tenure in various middle and high schools in all three states, Foxworth’s bands have received consistent Superior ratings in marching, jazz, and concert performances.
Foxworth has been very active in the state band director associations and served on the executive board of the South Carolina Band Directors Association from 1998-2009. During this period he was the first Jazz Committee chairman and also served as the President from 2005-2007.
Other work-related experiences for Foxworth have been: Music Praxis National Advisory and Test Development Standing Committees, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Assessor, Georgia GACE Committee for new teacher certification, SC State Board of Education Textbook adoption Committee, American Music Abroad Tours Conductor, CLAWS and Fiestaval adjudicator, and various clinician experiences. In 1986, he was named the Marion School District One Teacher of the Year.
Foxworth’s professional affiliations include: National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association, National Band Association, National Education Association, American School Band Directors Association, Modern Music Masters International Music Honor Society, and Phi Beta Mu National Bandmasters Fraternity.
Foxworth retired from teaching in South Carolina in 2009 after 28 years. He and his wife, Robin, presently reside in Canton, Georgia having just retired in June, 2015 as the band director at Etowah High School in Woodstock, Georgia.