Mr. Carter is a 1997 graduate of Orange High School and a 2001 graduate of Western Carolina University where he earned a BSEd with a focus on instrumental music. Mr. Carter was appointed Director of Bands at Orange High School in April of 2004. Prior to his time at Orange, Carter served in the same capacity at North Duplin Jr/Sr High School in Mt Olive, North Carolina. Under his directorship, bands have earned nothing but Superior and Excellent Ratings at District Band Festival. Bands at Orange High continue to grow and mature each year. Students in the Panther Band program routinely earn spots in the honors bands at the county, district, region, and state levels.
Mr. Carter is Past-President of the Central District of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association. In November of 2006, Carter was elected as State Jazz Education Chair and served on the board for NCMEA for two years. In the spring of 2009 Carter was honored as he was selected as the Central District Bandmasters "Band Director of the Year." The Wind Ensemble at Orange High School, under the direction of Carter, performed at the North Carolina In-Service Music Educators Conference in November of 2009. In May 2015, at their annual Spring meeting, the Central District Bandmasters Association awarded Carter their "Award of Excellence", their highest honor.
Mr. Carter is active outside of the classroom serving as a Clinician, Adjudicator, and Consultant in the Concert, Jazz, and Marching Band areas. Graduates from the Panther Band program are currently participating in the music programs at Appalachain State University, Western Carolina University, North Carolina Central University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Duke University, Purdue University, Elon University and others across the region.
In his spare time, Mr. Carter enjoys spending time with family and friends. He is actively involved with the music department at Harvest Hills Church of God in Burlington, North Carolina serving as the Assistant Minister of Music as well as on the HHC Vision Team. Carter resides in Snow Camp, NC with his wife, Amy and daughters, Addison and Allie.