Andrew E. Loft serves as Director of Bands for Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia. where he conducts four concert bands and the award winning Marching Rams. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Loft served as director at Annandale High School from 2010 to 2012, and opened Colonial Forge High School in 1999, where he served as Director of Bands for twelve years. Bands under his direction have consistently received accolades, superior ratings and the titles of Virginia Honor Band and the VMEA Blue Ribbon Award. In addition, bands have also participated in the National Band Association Symphonic Band Camp, Virginia Governor's Inaugural Parade, the Jamestown 400th Anniversary and performed at the Kennedy Center. Mr. Loft has also presented performances and clinics at the VMEA Music Educators Conference, Bands of America National Concert Band Festival and NAI Grand National Concert Band Festival.
Originally from Munford, Tennessee, Mr. Loft holds a M.M. Degree from the University of Miami in Tuba Performance, studying tuba with John Olah and conducting with Gary Green. He also holds a B.M.M.E. Degree Cum Laude in Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin, studying with Michael Hernon, E.J. Eaton and Dr. Donald A. Anthony. Andrew Loft is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Beta Mu and an Honorary member of Tau Beta Sigma. He was also selected Colonial Forge High School and Stafford County Teacher of the Year for 2006-07,a three-time recipient of the Merit for the Millennium Award and was named a Washington Post Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award Winner. Presently, he serves as the Vice-President of the Fairfax County Band Directors Association. Mr. Loft is an active musician in the Fairfax Wind Symphony and has performed for four state governors, President Bill Clinton and conducted in Europe with American Music Abroad. Mr. Loft resides in Burke, Virginia with his wife Bridget and budding percussionist Ian.
Judy Einuis is a native of Earlham, Iowa and earned her degree in music education and saxophone performance from the University of Iowa. Before becoming Senior Middle School Band Director at Robinson, Mrs. Einuis taught middle school band for twelve years in the Virginia Beach City school system, served as Senior Band Director at Poe Middle School in Annandale, Virginia for four years, and enjoyed two years as Assistant Middle School Band Director at Robinson.
Mrs. Einuis is an active guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and plays saxophone in the Fairfax Wind Symphony. She is a member of MENC, VMEA, NBA, WBDI, and Phi Beta Mu.
Jamie Tucker is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he earned a Bachelors of Music Education degree. While attending UNL, Mr. Tucker studied euphonium with Craig Fuller, and was a member of the Cornhusker Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. Prior to attending UNL, Mr. Tucker also studied euphonium with Dr. Gary Bird at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Tucker was a member of the Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps, formerly based out of Philadelphia, PA but now based out of San Antonio, TX. Upon finishing his marching career with the Crossmen, Mr. Tucker was a member of the administrative staff in 2008. Mr. Tucker is also a brother of the Upsilon Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Fraternity of America, Inc, having helped re-charter the UNL Chapter. He is also a current member of MENC: National Association for Music Education.
Prior to assuming the Assistant Band Director position at Robinson, Mr. Tucker was the Assistant Band Director at Roosevelt High School in Sioux Falls, SD.
Aside from music, Mr. Tucker is a huge sports addict and a fan of the Chicago Cubs and Nebraska Cornhuskers. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Amy, and his dog, Louie, fishing, canoeing, sitting on the beach, and exploring historical landmarks and lighthouses.