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Beauregard High School Hornet Band

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The Beauregard High School Band is one of two musical organizations available to students at Beauregard High School. The band program is built around a competitive marching band and a concert band that regularly participates in Alabama Bandmasters Association (ABA) events such as Music Performance Assessment (MPA). In addition, other ensembles are formed as needed for specific programs, etc.

As well large group participation, students in the band program particiapte in individual activities to include honor bands offered by the ABA and various colleges and universities in the area. During the 2016-2017 school year, students from Beauregard High School have participated in the ABA District VI Honor Band, the Auburn University Honor Band, and the Southeastern United States Band Clinic and Honor Bands hosted at Troy University. In addition, Anthony Dean, a bassoonist from BHS has been selected to the Alabama Band Masters Association All-State Band. Each year, BHS has a number of students participate in the ABA District VI Solo and Ensemble Festival.

The band director at Beauregard High School is John M. Hillsman. Mr. Hillsman is currently in his 32nd year of teaching with this year marking his second as the band director at Beauregard.

Other band staff members include:

     Christy Kirk, Auxiliary Coordinator

     Stephanie Blanton, Auxiliary Assistant

     Landon Davis (Auburn University), Percussion Instructor     

     Ainsley Long, Majorette Instructor

The band program is supported by a very active Band Booster Organization. The current president of the Organization is Penny Cox. Mrs. Cox is currently serving her second term as the leader of the organization.

2016-2017 Student Leaders Include:

     Drum Major: Dylan Phillips    

     Assistant Drum Major: Sara Dotson    

     Majorette Captain: Kate Senn    

     Majorette Co Captain: Brianna Yarborough    

     Color Guard Captain: Sarah Cox    

     Color Guard Co Captain: Emily Errigo

Mr. Hillsman can be contacted at:

     School Phone: (334) 749-6891    

     Cell Phone: (478) 552-4857