Marching Leadership Results


  • Additions to our Leadership Council are certainly possible during camp and throughout the season (as in years past). There are individuals (not on the below list) who have wonderful ideas, potential, and promise who I would like to include in leadership coaching and consulting and will start to talk with soonMembers of leadership may change and will be confirmed separately for Concert Band season.
  • ***The way you react to the opportunity to serve/lead OR to not being chosen will either prove I made the right choice OR further prompt me to call upon you for band leadership/service needs in the future. Maintain class and respect and seek to positively affect people regardless of position/title and regardless of what you think of someone who is being called to serve.
  • ALL members of Leadership Council (including Drum Major and Captains) are subject to removal at any time for 1) lack of fulfillment of duty or 2) attitude/behavior not becoming of a BHS Band student leader.
  • The following selections were made based on the Director’s personal observations ALL YEAR long and with consideration to the thoughts/ideas/plans laid out by students in his/her essays while adhering to the guidelines of the essay prompt itself.

**** Details of student leader responsibilities/duties will be discussed at our first Leadership Council Meeting Thursday, May 18 after school for 30-45 minutes.

LEADERSHIP COUNCIL includes all sections.  All sections are equally involved and important contributors to the health and responsibility of the program at large.  Parentheses denote which section the student is responsible for serving and any other applicable leadership position on Council.

  • Adeline Heeney (Flute; Woodwind Captain)
  • Bailey Martin (Flute)
  • Emma Long (Clarinet)
  • Clarissa Drake (Saxophone)
  • Brandon Walls (Mellophone)
  • Rahim Arunaogun (Drum Major)
  • Anna Messer (Trumpet; Brass Captain)
  • Jarryd Donald (Trombone)
  • Liam Conway (Baritone)
  • Dionna Robinson (Baritone)
  • Rob Keel (Battery; Battery Captain)
  • Kennedy Rice (Front Ensemble; Pit Captain)
  • Zoe Williams (Front Ensemble)
  • Emily O’Connor (Color Guard Captain)
  • Shelby Reavis (Color Guard Captain)


*Other roles may be called for in any section, in the future.

Percussion Audition Results

Student leadership results for Leadership Council, Color Guard Captain, and Drum Major will be announced next week, all at the same time, after I have ample opportunity to read all of the essays that have been submitted and to fairly evaluate each candidate for Leadership Council. Congratulations to the members of the 2017 Marching Band… Continue Reading

Events for May 2017

This coming Friday morning, May 12th, Buckhorn High School will host its annual Senior Awards Day Ceremony for which our band provides support.  Our seniors will, of course, be involved otherwise, but all 9-11 grade band students will need to come to school in their concert attire for this event.  Students should come to the… Continue Reading

Percussion Summer Schedule

This information is for students/parents involved in the Percussion clinics/auditions/practices.  It’s quite long but should contain much of what you need to know as we finish auditions and head in to summer. My apologies if I failed to include today (Monday, May 8) and next Monday, May 15 as practices for both battery percussion (results already posted)… Continue Reading


*At the meeting (MUST READ INFO AT BOTTOM), we will discuss how ALL spots are “subject to change” between our “Football Band” (all students perform at Friday night football games, pep rallies, etc.) and our “Competition Band” (not all members will necessarily perform at Competitions) – this is the same system implemented in the general… Continue Reading

2017 Spring Banquet

It’s that time of year again where we get together to celebrate the outstanding achievements of our fabulous students.   The annual Spring Banquet is Saturday, May 6th.  Please see the attached invitation for all of the details.   Other guests and family members are also welcome to attend.  This is a ticketed event.  It… Continue Reading

Honor Band Opportunities – Spring 2017

Jacksonville State University Jacksonville State University has put out their Honor Band information.  It is structured such that the student “applies” online and includes my email address ( so that I can then make a recommendation once everyone has applied.  JSU is a fantastic university with a booming band program – like most Alabama universities,… Continue Reading

Audition Results

2017 Buckhorn High School Symphonic Band Chair Placement Audition Results *Scores below 80% are not listed for confidentiality purposes *Highest possible score for Winds is 155 and for Percussion is 220, students receive up to 5 extra points for playing an extra octave on the 3 major scales and the chromatic scale. Flutes (14) 169… Continue Reading


I hope everyone had a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday break!  As you know, we will be holding chair/ensemble auditions when students return to school.  Please refer to the below schedule to be able to anticipate when students will be auditioning.  Please remember: auditions will be held during class AND after school, therefore if a student… Continue Reading