February 2, 2016
Dear SEMBDA Members,
It has been an honor to serve on the Executive Board for the last four years. We have
an incredible group of hard working and caring band directors that make this a great
organization. This years auditions and clinic would not have been possible without
Chris Word, Kody Killens, Zach Hassell, Mandi Dickens, and William Garner. These
individuals care about our students, our district, and our profession. I am excited to see
the growth of our organization in their hands. Thank you to all of the members of the
association for being so willing to do the things necessary to provide opportunities to
If you missed the clinic you missed out on some great directors working with our
students an outstanding concert, and some wonderful director clinics given by Lindsey
Keay and Jeff Brown.
I would like to welcome Zach Langley from Northeast Jones to the executive board as
3rd Vice President. He will be a great addition to the executive board.
Finally, I would like to remind you to watch for an email concerning the Pre-Fest. Thank
you again for the opportunity to serve you and our students.
Purvis High School
Dear members of SEMBDA,
I would like to personally thank Nicole Allen for all of her hard work and dedication with
SEMBDA over the past several years, especially serving as president this year. I have
enjoyed working alongside her, both as a colleague and a friend. This year’s clinic was
a great success, in large part to all of her hard work.
I am very thankful to the rest of the executive board for all of their hard work and efforts
as well. You helped make this year’s clinic fun and educational for all students involved.
I’m excited about working with all of you again next year.
I also want to thank the JCJC staff for their contributions and efforts. We could not do
our clinic without them. They are the “unsung heroes” of our organization, because
they put in a lot of work for our clinic that is behind the scenes.
Lastly, I am very much looking forward to serving as President of SEMBDA next year. I
hope to continue in the success that has been carried through our executive board for
many years now. Please call or email me if you have any ideas or concerns for next
year’s clinic. My desire for our clinic is for every student to have a great educational
experience that they can carry back into their band program at home.
Feel free to contact me on my personal phone at (601)543-7996, or e-mail me at