Lewis Norfleet

Lewis Norfleet is the founding band director of the Union High School band program in Camas, Washington. The program includes three concert bands, two jazz ensembles, two percussion ensembles, chamber music, athletic bands, and marching band. The program's fundamental emphasis continues to be excellence on and off the stage.

From 2005-2007, Norfleet was the band director at Evergreen High School in Vancouver, WA. The Evergreen band program is one of the finest in the region, producing award-winning ensembles annually. Under Norfleet's direction, the Evergreen Wind Symphony and Jazz Ensemble 1 scored superior ratings at every festival and competition entered. The EHS Jazz Ensemble 1 was named a finalist at the Clark College Jazz Festival in 2006 and 2007 and won top honors at the Northwest Jazz Festival held at Mt. Hood Community College in 2007. The Evergreen High School Marching Band was also a five-time Northwest Marching Band Circuit Champion, having earned this honor each of his two years at Evergreen.

Before moving to Vancouver, Norfleet was the director of bands at North Salem High School in Salem, OR. Under his leadership the North Salem Band was the 2003 Northwest Marching Band Champion, 2005 OSAA State Concert Band Champion, and was named a Grammy Signature school in 2004 and 2005. The Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Symphonic Band earned superior ratings at every festival or contest entered during his tenure. Prior to his high school teaching experience, he was the Assistant Director of Bands and Director of Athletic Bands at Oregon State University for five years.

Norfleet is also active as a composer and arranger, having produced over 250 works for concert band, jazz band, symphony orchestra, and marching band. While most of his works have been privately commissioned, some have been published by Matrix Publishing and Marching Show Concepts. Recently Norfleet was invited to be the featured composer for the Washington Music Educators Association 2010 State Convention. His newest concert band work will be premiered at this event. He is also the co-conductor of the Southwest Washington Wind Symphony and is an endorsed adjudicator for the Oregon Band Directors Association.
Playful, lively, and fast-paced, this percussion arrangement for 13 medium-to-advanced players requires lightness, buoyancy, and ensemble awareness from its performers.
Duration: 3:00 | Level: Med-Advanced