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

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

Director of Bands

Directing since 2007
Directing in New Albany since 2012

Education:
Bachelor’s Degree, University of Mississippi

College Playing Experience:
Pride of the South Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, & Jazz Band

Nathan Waycaster

NAMS 6th Grade Band
NAHS Assistant Band Director
NAHS Auxiliary Director

Directing since 2013
Directing in New Albany since 2017

Education:
Associates Degree, NEMCC
Bachelor’s Degree, University of Mississippi
Master’s Degree, University of Southern Mississippi

Brandon Lang

NAMS 8th Grade Band Director
NAHS Assistant Band Director
NAHS Percussion Instructor

Directing since 2010
Directing in New Albany since 2020

Education:
Bachelor of Science-Music Education, University of Mississippi

College Band Experience:
The Pride of the South, The Mississippians