Euphonium and trombone player, Kevin McAvoy, has been playing with The Valley Winds since 2017. Kevin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Low Brass Performance from Westfield State University and has completed graduate coursework at UMASS, Amherst and the University of Hartford. Kevin studied trombone and euphonium performance under the guidance of Tim Atherton and has studied conducting with Dr. Karen Lavoie, Dr. Laura Rexroth, Professor Glen Adsit and H. Robert Reynolds. As a trombonist, Kevin has performed with the Blue Skies Big Band, Estabrook Jazz Ensemble, Creacion Latin Big Band, the Heritage Pops Jazz Orchestra and the Valley Winds Trombone Octet. Kevin is the director of bands at Ludlow High School in Ludlow, Massachusetts. Under his direction, the Ludlow High School Bands have travelled and performed all over the northeast and received numerous performance accolades.
In his spare time, Kevin enjoys cycling, reading and spending time at home with his wife, Rebecca, their two children, Brennan and Avery and their dog, Penny.