Morehead City Middle School
Jason Barclift graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education in 1998 and a Masters of Music in Music Education in 2006. He received his National Board Certification in Music for Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood in 2005 and renewed his certification in 2014. From 1998 – 2005 he taught at H. J.MacDonald Middle School in New Bern, NC, from 2005-2011 at E. B. Aycock Middle School in Greenville, NC, and from 2011-14 at Broad Creek Middle School in Newport, NC. He is currently serving as the band director at Morehead City Middle School where his Eighth Grade Band performed at the North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA) Annual Professional Development Conference in November of 2016. Mr. Barclift holds memberships in the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA), North Carolina Bandmasters Association (NCBA) and the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA). Mr. Barclift has served the NCBA Eastern District as the Assistant All-District Auditions and Clinic Chair and Auditions host for
many years. He served the Eastern District as President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past-President from 2009-2015. He was the North Carolina Bandmasters Association Secretary from 2014-2016 and is currently the President of the NCBA.
Mr. Barclift is an active clinician and judge. He has conducted various Honors Bands and adjudicated marching competitions and state band festivals
in North Carolina and Virginia. Mr. Barclift, a native of Chesapeake, VA, now resides in Carteret County with his wife Kim, band director at Broad
Creek Middle School, and their son Elijah, a French Horn player in the 9th grade at Coatan High School.