THS band director is no stranger to Thomasville

By Carolyn Drinkard

Special to The Watchman

James Boyett has been hired as the band director at Thomasville High School.

Boyett earned both a Bachelors’ and Masters’ Degree from the University of North Alabama. He performed with the UNA “Pride of Dixie Marching Band”, the Concert Band, Wind Symphony, brass ensemble, trombone quartet, and the Shoals Symphony Orchestra. He is also a member of the Alabama Music Educators’ Association and the National Association for Music Educators.

IMG_0480Boyett has served as a band director for  9 years, three at Hubbertville School in Fayette County and six at Leroy High School in Washington County.  However, Boyett is no stranger to the Thomasville Community.

“I have been a part of the Flying Bricks Community Band since it was started 6 years ago, “stated Boyett, “I became their official director in December of 2014.  During this time, I have grown to love the Thomasville community and the people who make it such a great place.  I am very much looking forward to working with the students at Thomasville High School and the entire community!”

The THS band currently has 47 students.  Boyett is already working to add new members. ” I plan to do a lot of recruiting and work to make band a fun experience for the students, so that their peers will want to take part in it also. My vision for the Thomasville High School Band is for continued success and growth. ” He also plans to continue to take the students to Area and State competitions.

This summer, the THS Band has been involved in preparation for the upcoming football season. “So far, I have been very impressed with the attitudes and abilities of the students here at Thomasville,” Boyett explained. “The students are very respectful and hard working.”

Th 2015 halftime show promises to be a crowd pleaser with the band performing Daft Punk Medley, Pompeii, and My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light ’em Up).

Boyett invited everyone to support and encourage the THS Band Students.