Lesli Clowes is the Assistant Director of Bands at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC a position she has held since 2016. Mrs. Clowes has a Bachelor of Music Education, with a concentration in Instrumental Music, from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, a Master of Music from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC, with a concentration in Wind Conducting, and is a National Board Certified Teacher. She has more than 35 years experience teaching elementary, middle and high school band. Prior to her current position, Mrs. Clowes served as the Director of Bands at Crestdale Middle School in Matthews for 18 years receiving 17 consecutive superior ratings at North Carolina Music Performance Assessment and an invitation to perform at the North Carolina Music Educators Conference in 2009. Other teaching experiences include over 30 years as the color guard instructor at East Mecklenburg High School, the Director of Bands at Spaugh Middle School, and an elementary band director in several Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. She was one of the conductors for the 2017 North Carolina Ambassadors of Music European Tour. Mrs. Clowes continues to be active as a clinician and adjudicator for both concert and marching bands. She has served as a member of the board of directors for the South Central District Bandmasters Association and is a past Chair for the South Central District Bandmasters Association. She is a member of NAfME, the NC Bandmasters Association, the South Central District Bandmasters Association, the American School Band Directors Association, and Phi Kappa Lamda. Personal accolades include NCBA Award of Excellence recipient for the South Central District (2010) and Teacher of the Year award from Crestdale Middle School (2014). Mrs. Clowes enjoys sharing her passion for music with young musicians and strives to foster an appreciation for the arts through playing an instrument. She and her husband Scott reside in the Charlotte area.