Mr. Barry Tucker

Barry Tucker (Trombone) received his BS in Music Education from Western Carolina University and an MA in Music Performance from Radford University.  He is currently a member of the Roanoke Symphony, Opera Roanoke, and has performed with The Asheville Symphony, The Lynchburg Symphony, The Eastman Brass Quintet, The Shenandoah Brass Quintet, The Maryland Ballet. The Johnny McClenon Big Band and The Freddy Lee Orchestra in his 36 of professional playing.  Barry has thirty four years of experience teaching in Roanoke County Virginia. He recently retired as supervisor of music for the Roanoke County school system. He served on the faculties of Radford University, Virginia Tech, and the King’s School in Sydney Australia. In his tenure as a high school band director he was chosen teacher of the year in 1990, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.   In 1997 he was chosen educator of the year in Roanoke by Cox Cable TV for his work with technology in the classroom. Three times he has received the Star Award given by the General Electric Corporation for his contribution to the lives of his students and in 2004 was nominated Educator of the Year for the county school system.