André de Oliveira is a member of the Texas chapter of Phi Beta Mu Alpha. He studied music at the Banda Marcial Pallotti Institute Vincent Pallotti & the School of Music College of Sao Joao and is a conductor of bands. He studied brass at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul & studied theory, brass, harmony and conducting in the music school of the Symphony Orchestra of Porto Alegre. He holds a degree in Education from the Faculdade Porto Alegrense where he also undertook postgraduate work in Music History.
He is a member of the Rio Grande do Bands Federation South and founding member of the AGB State Association. He and his bands have participation in several WAMSB events and meetings around the world. He is a President of WAMSB Brazil, during which time he founded WAMSB South America and organized the first South American Festival of Bands and organized the 9th World Championships in Brazil and held the first Brazilian Championship of Marching Bands.
He developed community band projects for disadvantaged children. He directed the professional level concert band Banda Municipal de Porto Alegre for two years and volunteered at two South American championships. For 25 years he trained the young musicians of the Banda Marcial Sao Marcos of the Alvorada.