Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education - The University of South Carolina Master of Music Education - The University of South Carolina
Courses Taught: Band 6, Band 7, and Band 8
Office Hours: 10:45am - 11:15am M-F & 3:10pm - 3:30pm T
Mr. Forston is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. A graduate of Lafayette High School (Kentucky), he went on to complete Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees at the University of South Carolina, Columbia. He has studied trumpet with Dr. Keith Amstutz, Dr. Kevin Eisensmith, Dr. Ian Pearson, and Mr. Scott Heersche.
The band has placed students in the Aiken All-County Honor Band, the SCBDA Region 2 Band, and has sent students to the Govenor's All-Star Band, USC Band Clinic, and Columbia College Band Clinic. Each year a large percentage of students participate in solo and ensemble festival.
Mr. Forston is active as an adjudicator, clinician, arranger, and performer. His professional memberships include the Music Educators National Conference, the South Carolina Band Directors Association, and the Aiken County Band Directors Association. He is also the Chapter Advisor of Tri-M National Music Honor Society at Wagener-Salley High School.