Mr. David Rivero
David Rivero was born in Hackensack, NJ before moving to Harrisburg, NC where he attended and graduated from Hickory Ridge High School. He attended the University of North Carolina, and studied under Evan Feldman for conducting and Matthew McClure for Saxophone. He received his Bachelor of Music degree with Distinction in 2018.
After graduating, David moved back to Harrisburg, NC where he served as one of the band directors at Hickory Ridge Middle School for 4 years. He taught 6th-8th grade band and 7th-8th grade chorus, as well as the “Sound of the Ridge” pep band and the “Blue Notes” jazz band. David is currently in his first year as the Assistant Director of Bands at Hickory Ridge High School.
Under his direction, the Hickory Ridge Middle School Bands consistently received superior ratings in grades 2, 3, and 4 music at MPA, performed at Solo and Ensemble, and have been represented at the All-County, All-District, and All-State levels. The band was also invited to perform at the 2020 Rome New Year's Day Parade and Frascati, Italy Street Festival along with the Hickory Ridge High School Band.
In 2022, David received the South Central District Young Director Award of Excellence, as well as the ASBDA Encore Award. He is also a proud member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity.