Anthony Townes is the Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Director of Bands at Northwestern High School. He has held this position since 2000. Prior to this appointment, he taught in Baltimore City and County Public Schools for ten years. His bands have received several accolades and superior ratings in symphonic, jazz, marching, and percussion ensembles. As a performer, he was a touring drum set artist, playing for a variety of R&B groups throughout the 1990s. He serves as an active leader with the National Band Association. In February 2019, Mr. Townes and the Northwestern High School VPA Symphonic Band will be the featured ensemble for the Maryland Music Educators Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.