Aaron Kingsberry is returning to his fourth year on staff with the Marching Pirates. He also is currently the Director of Bands at North Pitt High School in Bethel, NC where he is responsible for the Concert Band, Jazz Combo, Marching Band and Percussion Ensemble. Under Mr. Kingsberry's direction, North Pitt has grown from 19 students in his first year of teaching to 60 students in the middle of his third year as a teacher. Aaron is a 2012 graduate of East Carolina University and holds a Bachelors degree in Music Education. While at ECU, he participated in many of ensembles that included the ECU Marching Pirates, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble and Percussion Players. From 2011-2013 Mr. Kingsberry learned and assisted former ECU Drumline instructor and now current UNC Charlotte Drumline Instructor, Nick Nichols during his tenure with the Marching Pirates. During his musical studies at ECU from 2007-2012, Aaron studied percussion under Jonathan Wacker and Chris Nappi. During his high school years of 2003-2007, Mr. Kingsberry was in a band of 175 under the direction of retired band director Richard Bergman of Herndon High School in Herndon, Virginia and Stacey Loggins, percussionist of the US Navy Band and ECU Graduate.
In addition to his duties at North Pitt and the ECUMP, Aaron between 2007-2014 fulfilled volunteer roles with the East Carolina University Marching Pirates, JH Rose High School Marching Band, Ayden Grifton High School Marching Band and South Central High School Marching Band.