Becky Pritchard - French Horn, Trumpet, Piano and Chamber Ensembles
Along with her husband Joe, Becky opened Pritchard Music-Kentlands in 2009. She is the Director of Music Education overseeing their 250 students while keeping an active teaching schedule herself. Becky coaches several chamber ensembles, including the Powerhouse Brass, an award winning brass quintet that performs throughout the state. Becky did her undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota and graduate work at Boston University. She spent several summers at Tanglewood located in Lenox, MA, first as a student then returning as a teacher and coach in the B.U.T.I. brass quintet seminar. While her passion is teaching, Becky is also a strong advocate for funding of music and arts in the schools. Becky and Joe have worked with the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation and members of congress for the past 7 years on the wording of the recently enacted ESEA bill that was signed into law in December 2015. This Bill makes music and arts a core requirement for all students to receive a well-rounded education. Becky currently serves on the board of directors for the Gaithersburg Arts and Monuments Funding Corporation (GAMFC), The Patriot Brass and formerly on the board of Montgomery Philharmonic Orchestra.