Tim Wright is originally from Grand Ledge, MI. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Instrumental Music Education from Michigan State University. While at MSU, he was an active horn player in the College of Music performing in the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and Honors Brass Quintet. Tim spent his college career as a member of the Spartan Marching Band and served his final year as section leader.
After college, Tim served as the music teacher at Addison Public Schools in Addison, MI. During his time there, he taught 6th-12 Grade Band and Choir, Marching Band, Pep Band, and Music Appreciation. After 3 years of teaching, he moved to the position of band director at Trenton High School in Downriver Detroit. There he taught HS Band and Choir, Marching Band, Beginning Band, and Guitar. He also was in charge of planning and executing a marching band invitational featuring bands from around the area, planning travel to various other invitationals, and directing the pit orchestra for the spring musical.
During the summer, Tim had the opportunity to be a chaperone for the National Honors Performance Series. This organization brings together talented students from around the country to rehearse and perform in a concert band together. Tim was in charge of guiding students around New York City and guaranteeing that all events ran smoothly. The trip ended with a remarkable performance in Carnegie Hall.
Part of Tim’s passion for group travel comes from his travel experiences in high school and college. His trips included going to New York City, Pasadena, Dallas, Florida, and more. These trips made a lasting impression and brought students closer together through music. Tim is eager to create these experiences for more students at Guardian!