Nominated by Ed Kimbrough and Brian Otter
Charles Murph (Retired) is a past president of the NCBA. He received his BA degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory and his MA degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. He taught at Grandview Jr. High from 1959-1964 prior to his tenure with Greensboro City Schools from 1964-1990. He served as band director of Mendenhall Middle and Page High Schools, building outstanding bands during his time there. While at Page High School his band performed at NCMEA and performed for MENC Conferences in Louisville, KY, and Nashville, TN. In addition to being a past president of NCBA, he has held numerous positions within the organization and is also a member of ASBDA and Phi Beta Mu. He conducted the North Carolina Middle School Honors Band and served for many years as clinician for UNC-Greensboro Summer Music Camp.
He also directed the Greensboro Concert Band and was recently named Conductor Emeritus of this group. He continues to serve music education by repairing band instruments.