Rutgers Concert Band is open to non-music majors, rehearses once a week in the spring semester only, and presents at least one concert during the semester. The concert band performs both standard and contemporary literature from the wind-band repertoire. Concert Band has also had the honor of being conducted by several distinguished directors including Jerry Junkin, Mallory Thompson and Dennis Fisher. The group is conducted by a mixture of the band conductors and Wind Conducting Associates.
Kevin Patrick Cotter proudly serves as Director of Bands at Matawan Regional High School in Aberdeen, NJ. Mr. Cotter holds a Master’s Degree in Wind Conducting from Messiah University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with Honors from William Paterson University.
Mr. Cotter is currently pursuing a doctoral degree, DMA in Wind Conducting at Rutgers University. On euphonium, Mr. Cotter performed exclusively with Atlantic Brass Band from 2005-2012, and won two National Championships. Throughout his student life, Mr. Cotter is grateful to have studied with excellent mentors: Matthew J. Paterno, John Palatucci, and Aaron VanderWeele on euphonium; and in wind conducting Dr. J.Craig Davis, Dr. Travis J. Weller, and Dr. James Colonna.
Kevin and his wife Lorraine, also a music educator, and their children Michael, Margaret, and Elizabeth reside in Neptune, New Jersey. In his spare time, Mr. Cotter is an active member of Free and Accepted Masons of New Jersey and does not enjoy writing about himself in the third person.