In 1975, Mr. Amos began his teaching career at North Surry High School, where his high school band made superior ratings at major festivals. Mr. Amos helped to plan one of the first middle school music programs in the State of North Carolina prior to the 1976 opening of Gentry Middle School in Mt. Airy, North Carolina. During his tenure, the Gentry Middle School Band made its first Superior rating at North Carolina District Band Festival. His band program in Surry County rose from some eighty students to over 350. From his first class of beginners came some fifteen music majors, many of whom continue to teach in North Carolina and surrounding states. In 1979, Ronald moved to Caswell County taking over a fledgling program of some fifty-five students. In his 10 years in Caswell County the high school concert band attained many superior ratings. His Bartlett Yancey High School Marching Buccaneer Band received Grand Champion Status in many competitions. Over the period of 10 years the music program in Caswell County grew to nearly 500 students and went from two full time personnel to four. During this time Mr. Amos was made Director of Music for all of Caswell County. In 1989, Ronald was recruited to become band director of the Northwest Middle School Band, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The band program of 100 grew to nearly 400 and the 84 piece Advanced Band regularly competed all over the East coast, from Florida to Washington, D.C. The Northwest program eventually included a second full time band director, five concert bands, a jazz band, a brass, woodwind and percussion ensemble. His 1997 Advanced Band was crowned Grand Champion of the Music in the Parks festival, at Williamsburg, Virginia. In 2000, the Advanced Band performed with the Dallas Brass in concert, for the North Carolina Music Educators Conference. In 2003 the Advanced Band was again judged Grand Champion for the Music in the Parks festival, this time in Orlando, Florida. Ron was frequently called upon as a clinician in All County clinics in North and South Carolina and is a regular adjudicator at both concert and marching band competitions in the Southeast. His hobbies include being a published author, an amateur numismatist, a licensed pilot and an avid fisherman. In his 30 years of teaching, Ronald has enjoyed membership in The Music Educator's National Conference, The North Carolina Music Educators' Association, The North Carolina Bandmaster's Association, The Central District Band Directors' Association, The Northwest District Band Directors' Association, and is a past President of the Forsyth County Bandmasters' Association. He has served on many evaluation teams for the Southern Association of College and High School Accreditation. He has served elected offices in both the Central and Northwest District. In 1990, Ron was selected for membership in the American School Band Directors' Association. He has been elected teacher of the year for his school in each of the three school systems he has taught. He has been selected four times for inclusion to Who's Who Among American Educators and in 2002 was nominated for the Disney Education Award. In 2003 he was named Forsyth County's Director of the Year.