Phone: 910-567-6664 ext. 35219
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors Degree: UNC-Pembroke Major- Music Minors- Sacred Music and Sociology
Band & Chorus
Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!
Mr. Joshua Tew is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. His primary instrument is tuba, which he regularly performs throughout the state of North Carolina. Mr. Tew has taught band, chorus, and general music to all age groups in private and public schools. Even though Mr. Tew's primary instrument is tuba, he is proficient at piano and the other wind band instruments as well. Mr. Tew is currently the band and chorus director at Midway High School and teaches private piano and wind band instrument lessons. He was selected as the Midway High School Teacher of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year. Before being full-time at Midway High School, Mr. Tew also served as the band director at Midway Middle School. He also enjoys conducting honor band/choir clinics, as well as judging talent shows and marching band competitions. Mr. Tew is a member of the National Association for Music Education and the Southeastern District Band Directors Association, where he serves as a board member. He also serves as the chair and host of the Southeastern District Band Directors Association Solo and Ensemble Music Performance Adjudication. Mr. Tew also served as the 2019 9th/10th grade All-District Band clinician for the district, after being nominated by his peers.
Outside of school, Mr. Tew enjoys animals, having a pet cat ("Raider" - from the Class of 2019) and chickens! He is also a big NASCAR fan. Mr. Tew is also a proud graduate of Midway Middle and Midway High Schools and loves teaching in the Midway District!
Check out the Calendar page for Marching Band Information! We are looking forward to a great 2022-2023 school year!
****Parents and Students- please be sure that Mr. Tew has a working e-mail address for you! This will be used to send important information concerning band and chorus at MHS!
Spring Semester Schedule 2023:
1st Block- Chorus
2nd Block- Band
3rd Block- Planning
4th Block- Band
Band Classroom Materials:
- Mouthpiece, Reeds/Ligature, Sticks if applicable
- Method Book- Foundations for Superior Performance for Band by King/Williams
- Flip Folder/Lyre
- Assigned Music
- Paper and Pencil
Chorus Classroom Materials:
- 3 Ring Binder (plain black)
- Theory Book- Excellence in Theory by Pearson/Nowlin (red book)
- Paper and Pencil
Below: Midway District Band Directors, Midway High School Arts Department