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Mr. Phillip Ivester-Wood

Phillip Ivester-Wood is a Belton, SC native teaching his first year as Director of Bands at Robert Anderson Middle School and Assistant Director of Bands at Westside High School. Previously, he was the Director of Choral Activities at Robert Anderson for four years, where his choirs performed in several performances across the South Carolina Upstate and received a Superior rating at State Festival. Prior to this, Mr. Ivester-Wood served as the woodwind instructor for the Belton-Honea Path High School Marching Band for four years. He also served as the graduate conductor for the Valdosta State University Concert Choir, Men's Chorus, and Women's Chorus, where he studied conducting and music literacy under the direction of Dr. Carol Krueger. In addition, he has been a member of numerous professional choirs, orchestras, wind ensembles, and jazz bands across both the South Carolina Upstate and South Georgia. Mr. Ivester-Wood also serves as the Assistant Director for the Westside High School Winter Guard.
Mr. Ivester-Wood received his Bachelor of Arts in Saxophone and Voice Performance from Erskine College in Due West, SC and his Master of Arts in Teaching from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA. He is currently living in Belton with his wonderful husband, Dan, and their energetic corgis, Ollie and Oakley.