After School Tutoring that was tentatively scheduled to begin Monday, October 17 HAS BEEN DELAYED pending final grant funding from MDE. There will be NO After School Tutoring during the week of October 17.

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 HoppleDavid 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 CurryWill 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
JJ Curry
Assistant Band Director / Colorguard Director

Directing since 2011
Directing in New Albany since 2013

Awards and Recognitions:
New Teacher of the Year, 2011 - 2012,Pontotoc County School District
2011 Summa cum Laude graduate, Delta State University

Bachelor of Music Education, Delta State University

Professional Affiliations:
Mid South Flute Society, Life Member
Mississippi Bandmaster's Association
Pi Kappa Lambda,
Phi Kappa Phi,
Kappa Delta Pi,
Phi Eta Sigma

College Band Experience:
Delta State University Wind Ensemble, Principal Flute
Pride of the Delta Marching Band, Drum Major

Current Teaching Assignment:
6th Grade Beginner Band Director,
High School Concert Band Director,
New Albany Winterguard Director

Hometown - Booneville, MS

Keep up with NA Schools via Twitter...

  • Due to a delay in shipping of chorus outfits, the fall concert scheduled for tonight is canceled. Chorus will perform on Nov 29th.
  • New Albany Elementary Chorus performed at Celebration Village today! #napride
  • Congrats to NAHS student Racheal McCullough - newest member of the ACT 30+ Club!
  • After School Tutoring that was tentatively scheduled to begin this afternoon (Oct. 17) HAS BEEN DELAYED pending final grant funding from MDE
  • To view today's Made Strong video from NAHS, go to
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201 Hwy 15 North
New Albany, MS 38652
Phone: (662) 534-1805 | fax: (662) 534-1817
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