Dr. Steve Etters has been the Musical Director and Lead Trombonist for the Salisbury Swing Band since its inception in 2007. Dr. Etters’ full-time occupation is Coordinator for Music Education and Director of Bands at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC, accepting this position in July, 2000. He also serves as Conductor and Musical Director for the College & Community Band. In addition to the above responsibilities, Dr. Etters is sought after as a performer (low brass), guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator for concert, marching, and jazz bands, as well as various solo and ensemble young artist competitions. In 2012, Dr. Etters was selected to receive the annual Paul Fischer Service Award. This award honors a Catawba College faculty member for volunteer service to the college and its community. In November of 2008, Dr. Etters was recognized for 25 years of continuous service to the field of music education by the North Carolina Music Educators Association.
Dr. Etters holds degrees from The University of South Carolina (B.M.E. Music; M.Ed. Administration) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (D. Ed., Music Education / Curriculum Supervision). He is a member of Music Educators National Conference (national, state – SC, NC and VA – and SCDBA, and the Rowan County Band Directors Association), the College Music Society, and Kappa Kappa Psi, Honorary Band Fraternity (life member).