About Mr. Barclift
Jason Barclift graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education in 1998 and a Masters of Music in Music Education in 2006. He received his National Board Certification in Music for Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood in 2005. From 1998 – 2005 he taught at H. J. MacDonald Middle School in New Bern, NC and from 2005-2011 at E. B. Aycock Middle School in Greenville, NC. Mr. Barclift was the band director at Broad Creek Middle School from 2011-14. His bands at each school have consistently received superior ratings at the North Carolina Concert Band MPA and first place awards at other competitions. He is excited to be a part of the West Carteret High School Marching Patriot Family as the band director at Morehead City Middle School.
Mr. Barclift holds memberships in the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME), North Carolina Bandmasters Association (NCBA), and the American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA). Mr. Barclift has served the NCBA Eastern District as the Assistant All-District Auditions and Clinic chair and Auditions host for many years. He is currently serving as President of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association.
Mr. Barclift is an active clinician and judge. He has conducted various Honors Bands and adjudicated marching competitions and state band festivals in North Carolina and Virginia. Mr. Barclift, a native of Chesapeake, VA, now resides in Carteret County with his wife Kim, band director at Broad Creek Middle School, and their son Elijah.