Please feel free to contact the directors at your convenience:
Mr. Andrew David Perkins, AGS Director of Bands
Andrew G. Schmidt Middle School Bands
3255 Donaldson Drive
Fenton, MI 48430
Andrew David Perkins has been with Fenton Schools since 2002. He holds a specialist certificate in Orchestration from the Berklee College of Music, a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Michigan State University. An active arranger, composer and conductor, Mr. Perkins is a regular guest clinician and educator nationally and abroad. Perkins orchestral training began in Rochester Schools and accelerated at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He spent five years as a member of the MSU Spartan Marching Band as well as several seasons as a marching member and conductor of the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps from Rockford, Illinois. Perkins has served as an adjunct professor of Film Scoring at Madonna University in Livonia, Michigan, and additionally serves as the Music Director and Conductor of the Fenton Community Orchestra. Mr. Perkins is a member of the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). His compositions are available at www.andrewdavidperkins.com
Mr. Patrick W. Conaton, FHS Director of Bands
Patrick Conaton has been with Fenton Schools since 2019, serving as the Director of Bands at Fenton High School, and teaching sections of choir at AGS Middle School.