Lassiter Bands is an award-winning high school marching and concert band located in Marietta, Georgia. We are deeply dedicated to our amazing music programs and currently boast a membership of nearly 300 high school music students.
Dear Lassiter High School Band Community,
I am completely humbled and honored to be named the Director of Bands at Lassiter High School. It is overwhelming to be welcomed into this very special family and institution that has such steep traditions in musical excellence. The Lassiter Band is among the best band programs in the country. Again, it is an honor to be a part of this great and long tradition and I look forward to having the Lassiter Band traditions continue.
Many thanks to all of you for a warm Lassiter Band welcome at the Meet and Greet last Saturday. I enjoyed meeting and talking with the students and parents, who all made me feel very welcomed. A special thank you goes out to our booster presidents for organizing this event in such a short amount of time. I look forward to our summer camps and getting to know all of you soon.
I am also honored to be working alongside Mr. James Thompson and the current staff. Mr. Thompson has been extremely supportive and helpful as I get moved in and get started. The Lassiter band staff are wonderful teachers and people and I look forward to working with them.
I would also like to thank Mr. Alfred Watkins. Mr. Watkins has been a longtime mentor to me, and many others in our profession. He has inspired so many young musicians and music teachers and certainly inspired me throughout my career. He will always be our Lassiter Band mentor and he is welcome to visit the Lassiter Band anytime. He has earned and deserves a wonderful retirement and I am sure he will enjoy having a few extra moments to spend with his family and maybe play more golf and relax.
I look forward to meeting with our band students soon to hear their ideas, thoughts, and opinions about their band program. My role has Director of Bands is to ensure the traditions of excellence continue throughout all aspects in our program, to facilitate the vision of the program from our students, and to make sure our band program remains strong for our current and future students.
Thank you for your support of the Lassiter Band Program and of music education. Music is the most effective tool when teaching, healing, growing, and learning. The Lassiter Band will continue to inspire our students and community.