Director of Bands
Mr. Zary attended East Carolina University starting in 2011 where he studied trumpet and music education. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in May 2015 and was awarded the Outstanding Senior Award of his graduating music class. Mr. Zary is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow, ECU Access scholar, and a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society and Phi Mu Alpha National Music Fraternity.
Mr. Zary served as the principal trumpet player in the ECU Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band and has performed with Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale, Men’s Choir, School of Theater and Dance Pit Orchestras, and the ECU Marching Pirates. During his time at ECU Mr. Zary founded a collegiate student organization that provided free private lessons to local area music students, wrote drill for the Marching Pirates as well as several other high school marching bands and actively performed with groups such as the Tar River Symphony and the New Carolina Sinfonia.
Mr. Zary completed his clinical internship at Red Oak Middle School and Northern Nash High school in the 2014-2015 school year and is excited to have the opportunity to continue working with those same students as the director of bands at Northern Nash High School.