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

Education:
Bachelor of Music Education, University of Mississippi

College Band Experience:
NEMCC, University of Mississippi

Current Teaching Assignment:
NAHS Director of Bands

Personal:
Hometown-Corinth, MS
Will Curry
Assistant Band Director

Directing since 2012
Directing in New Albany since 2012

Education:
Bachelor of Music Education

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

College Band Awards:
Section Leader

Current Teaching Assignment:
Band, NAMS/NAHS

Personal:
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

Education:
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:
Band, NAMS/NAHS

Personal:
Hometown- Smithville, MS

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New Albany High School
201 Hwy 15 North
New Albany, MS 38652
Phone: (662) 534-1805 | fax: (662) 534-1817
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