9, 10, 11, 12

1 Credit Elective

The band program exposes the student to a wide variety of musical experiences including marching and, symphonic band, jazz band and theatre orchestra. Students perform in local concerts, musicals, and half-time shows and participate in both regional and state festivals, honor bands and clinics.

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Our Philosophy . . .
All Superior Every Way Every Day

It is our goal to create a positive environment for students to develop their musical skills. We expect every student who is a part of our band family to have a positive attitude and to be a part of our mission.
David Hopple
Band Director
Twitter: @DavidHopple

Directing since 2007
Directing in New Albany since 2012

Bachelor of Music Education, University of Mississippi

College Band Experience:
NEMCC, University of Mississippi

Current Teaching Assignment:
NAHS Director of Bands

Hometown-Corinth, MS
Will Curry
Assistant Band Director

Directing since 2012
Directing in New Albany since 2012

Bachelor of Music Education

College Band Experience:
Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Famous Maroon Band

College Band Awards:
Section Leader

Current Teaching Assignment:

Hometown-Eupora, MS; Active in teaching private drum lessons
Nathan Waycaster
Assistant Band Director / Colorguard Director

Directing since 2013
Directing in New Albany since 2017

Associates Degree, NEMCC
Bachelor of Music Education, University of Mississippi
Master of Music Education, University of Southern Mississippi

College Band Experience:
Indoor drum line, winter guard, and jazz band at NEMCC, Collegians, Mississippians, and Wind Ensemble

Current teaching assignment:

Hometown- Smithville, MS

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201 Hwy 15 North
New Albany, MS 38652
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