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Page Howell

Clarinet, Saxophone

Colbert Page Howell, Jr. has served on the Vero Beach High School Faculty since the
fall of 2006 when he was appointed Associate Director of Bands. In July of 2016, he became the
Director of Bands at VBHS. Howell’s duties at Vero Beach include team - teaching the
symphonic bands, Fighting Indians Marching Band, and jazz bands, and conducting the
Chamber Winds. Mr. Howell also administrates the entire band program and serves as chair of
the VBHS Performing Arts Department. Ensembles under his direction have received consistent
superior ratings and have performed at the Florida Music Educators Association Professional
Development Conference, the National Band and Orchestra Festival in Carnegie Hall, the
University of South Carolina Band Clinic, the Music for All National Concert Band Festival, the
University of Florida Band Invitational, the Chick-fil-a Peach Bowl, and the London New Year’s
Day Parade. The VBHS Band was awarded the National Band Association Blue Ribbon Award
of Excellence for the Southern Division in 2017. In addition to his duties at Vero Beach High
School, Mr. Howell currently serves as conductor and music director of the Vero Beach
Chamber Orchestra and is the founder and conductor of the Treasure Coast Wind Ensemble.
Mr. Howell served as the Adjunct Professor of Saxophone at Indian River State College from
2012 until 2017. Prior to Vero Beach, Mr. Howell taught middle school band in North Carolina.
Mr. Howell earned his BM in Education from The University of North Carolina at
Greensboro where he studied conducting with John Locke and Clarinet with Kelly Burke. He
earned the Master of Music Degree from Louisiana State University where he studied
conducting and wind literature with Frank Wickes and Music Education with James Byo and
Evelyn Orman. 
From 1999 until 2012 Howell served as a rehearsal assistant, musicianship class
instructor, and conductor at the UNCG Summer Music Camp. In 2012 he was inducted into the
UNCG Summer Music Camp Staff Hall of Fame. Mr. Howell is a certified adjudicator for the
Florida Bandmasters Association and has presented clinics and written articles on chamber
wind literature, band intonation, and the Yamaha Harmony Director. From 2008 until 2013,
Howell served as Chairman of District 13 of the Florida Bandmasters Association and was a
member of the Executive Board. He has served as a member of the FBA Solo and Ensemble
Music committee. In 2015 and 2017, Mr. Howell received the National Band Association Citation
of Excellence Award. In 2017 he was one of the first recipients of the FBA Andrew Jack Crew
Award. He is a member of NAFME, FMEA, FBA, NBA, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. A native of
Raleigh, North Carolina, Mr. Howell currently resides in Vero Beach.

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