The Connecticut Hurricanes are pleased to announce the addition of Matt Krempasky to their 2015 creative team in the role of Brass Arranger.
Matthew F. Krempasky’s writing career began with the Reading Buccaneers in 1983, and has since expanded to drum and bugle corps, college and university bands, and high school ensembles from around the world. He wrote for the Buccaneers from 1983-1987, the Hawthorne Caballeros from 1988-1991, Spirit of Atlanta from 1997-1999, and most notably, the Crossmen from 1986-1994. While writing for the Crossmen, he helped the corps return to DCI finalist status and helped them reach the highest placement in the history of the corps (6th in 1992).
He has been elected to the Hall of Fame for three different corps: The Reading Buccaneers in 2006, the Pennsylvania Drum and Bugle Corps in 2011, and the Crossmen in 2012. Mr. Krempasky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA. He is a frequent performer and recording artist in the tri-state area on both trumpet and trombone. He has also studied computing and education at Columbia University’s Teachers College. In 1998, he was selected as the New Jersey Master Music Teacher by the New Jersey Music Educators Association. Since 1990, he has been a proud member of Mensa, the international high IQ society.
Matthew is currently serving as the band director at Somerville (NJ) High School and looks forward to working with the 2015 Connecticut Hurricanes.