James William Andrews (b. 12 August 1945, Clearwater, Fla.) is an American composer, arranger and educator.
Andrews spent most of his early years in Vega, Texas. He earned a BME degree in 1968 and an MA degree in 1975, both from West Texas State University. He was music director in the schools of Bovina, Texas, from 1968 to 1970 and assistant band director in the schools of Friona, Texas, from 1970 to 1975 and has been staff composer and arranger with the Alice, Texas, Independent School District since 1975.
Although a music educator by profession, he is active as a composer and has received numerous commissions and awards for his works. He is also an adjudicator and clinician.
Works for Winds
- Celtic Legend (1999)
- Chanteys (1977)
- Disones Overture (1977)
- Hill Songs (1979)
- Old Mountain, New Moon (2004)
- On the High Plains (1999)
- Sinfonietta for Winds and Percussion (1977)
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "James Andrews." Accessed 20 June 2021