FOUNDER OF MARCHING TO HARMONY
Greetings. I am Harold T. Monte who is a native of Washington D.C, and currently resides in Atlanta Georgia. I am a military veteran who served both in the Army and National Guard.
I have been teaching middle school and high school band for over 20 years. Prior to moving to Atlanta, I resided in Detroit Michigan where I served as president of The Detroit Wind Symphony for two years. Currently, I serve as Band Director in the Dekalb County School System and the Official Director of the NFL Atlanta Falcons Drumline. In addition, I am the founder and facilitator of Marching To Harmony Incorporated, which was established in 2018. The mission of my organization is to keep instrumental music alive in public schools, and the goal is to provide resources to music education programs, disadvantaged music students, bands, and various organizations that support instrumental music.
I received my undergraduate degree in Music Education from Albany State University where I served as Drum-major for 3 years. I received the Lifetime Achievement Award for my services and dedication to the concert and marching rams show bands. In addition, I obtained a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Anderson University and received my second Master’s at Louisiana State University of Shreveport in Non-Profit Administration.
Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to direct performances on some of the most prestige stages to include the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena California, Carnegie Hall in New York, the official band for the BET sitcom, ” The Quad”, and the Americas Thanksgiving Day Parade with Nick Cannon in Detroit Michigan.
I am a husband and proud father to three sons who all enlisted in the United States Army upon graduating from high school. My oldest son is in Kuwait, my middle son is in South Korea, and my youngest son is in Colorado. During my free time, I love to play the drum set, go fishing, and spend time with my family.