Alchemy Independent Assistant Director
Kennith Watts, Jr. completed his Bachelors of Arts in General Music at the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Double Concentration in Recording Technology and Trombone Performance.
Kennith performed with WGI Independent Open Silver Medalist, Carolina Gold Winds in their inaugural season, was an Assistant Director for Alchemy Independent Percussion Ensemble for their inaugural season in 2017, and has completed 4 seasons with Carolina Gold Drum and Bugle Corps. His first season was spent on the hornline as a member of the Baritone section in 2013. During the 2014 Drum Corps Associates season, Kennith served as Head Drum Major for the production of "The Darkest Hour", returned in 2015 for the production of "Let it Snow", and again in 2016 for the production of "Mirror Mirror". Kennith now works on Carolina Gold's Administrative Team as Assistant Director and Membership Manager overseeing Carolina Gold's indoor instrumental performing ensembles.
Kennith's passion for music is only matched with his passion for teaching. He has many years of experience of working with high school band programs as an instructor for conducting, brass, percussion, and visual. He has been on the staff with the E. A. Laney High School Marching Buccaneers of Wilmington, NC. since 2011 where he now works as the Assistant Band Coordinator and Program Director. Along with working with that program, Kennith has worked as an instructor, arranger, and consultant for many high schools throughout eastern North Carolina.
Outside of music, Kennith enjoys cooking, sports, comedy, and traveling. In his free time, he loves sharing good times surrounded by friends and family.