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Achievements

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The following awards below were achieved as band director at Harris Middle School and LaVergne High School.  

Professional Organizations

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America

Music Educators National Association

Tri-Lakes Band Directors Association

Middle TN School Band & Orchestra Association

Tennessee Music National Association

 

National Association for Music Education

Nominated for Grammy Music Educator Award  

                                                

American School Band Directors Association

Nashville African American Wind Symphony (Conductor/Board Member)

Teacher of the Month for November (2023). J Harmon Home Team

 

Harris Middle School

2012-2016

Band Program

2021 Wind Ensemble

Virtual CPA

Superior Ratings Performance

*Performed Closing Session at TSBA

2022 Wind Ensemble

UCCF

Superior Rating

CPA (Concert Band and Wind Ensemble) 

Excellent Ratings Performance 

Superior Rating Sight Reading 

2023 Wind Ensemble/Concert Band

UCCF 

Superior Rating (both groups)

CPA Concert Band

Excellent Rating (Performance) 

Superior Rating (Sight Reading)

CPA Wind Ensemble

Superior Rating (Performance)

Superior Rating (Sight Reading)

2013

Trill and Thrills Concert Festival 

Superior Ratings in Performance

2014

Concert Performance Assessment (CPA)

Good Rating in Performance

Superior Rating in Sight Reading

Trill and Thrills Concert Festival 

Superior Ratings in Performance

2015

Concert Performance Assessment

Good Rating in Performance

Superior Rating in Sight Reading

Trill and Thrills Concert Festival 

Superior Ratings in Performance

2016

Concert Performance Assessment

Good Rating in Performance

Superior Rating in Sight Reading

Trill and Thrills Concert Festival 

Superior Ratings in Performance

LaVergne H.S
2016- Present
Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

2017 Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

Upper Cumberland Concert Festival (UCCF)

Superior Ratings Performance

Concert Performance Assessment (CPA)

Excellent Ratings Performance

Superior Rating Sight Reading

2018 Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

UCCF

Superior Ratings Performance

CPA

Excellent Ratings Performance

Superior Rating Sight Reading

2019 Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

UCCF

Superior Ratings Performance 

CPA

Excellent Ratings Performance

Superior Rating Sight Reading

Franklin H.S Symphonic Band Festival

Inaugural Performance (Concert Band)

2020 Concert Band/Wind Ensemble

CPA

Superior Ratings Performance

Superior Rating Sight Reading

*Invited to perform at APSU Statewide Concert Festival

LaVergne H.S
2016 - Present
Marching Band

2016

Choctaw Classic

1st Place in Class D

5th Place Overall  

2017

Middle Tennessee Small Band Championship

2nd Place Band in Class AAAA

Division 3 Champion

 

2020

Lebanon Blue Devils Virtual Invitational

3rd Place Band in Class B

 

2021

Trousdale Co. Yellow Jacket Invitational

1st Place Band in Class B

4th Place Overall

 

APSU Mid – South Invitational

1st Place Music in Class B

 

2022

Old Timer Day Parade

3rd Place Marching Band 

Station Camp Marching Invitational

1st Place Percussion in Class C

1st Place Color Guard in Class C

 

Pulaski Classic Invitational 

1st Place Band in Class D 

1st Place Percussion in Class D

1st Place Drum Major in Class D

2nd Place Color Guard in Class D

Forrest Tournament of Bands

1st Place Drum

Major

1st Place Percussion

2nd Place Color Guard

3rd Place Band

2023 Results Coming Soon

Bandapalooze

1st Place Percussion

3rd Place Color Guard

1st Place Band

Stones River Classic

1st Place Percussion

2nd Place Color Guard

3rd Place Band

Stones River Championship 

4th Place Percussion

4th Place Color Guard

4th Place Band

What Our Current Students Saying

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Clarinet Player : Student

"My favorite teacher is Mr. Callahan. He's always kind, nice, and patient. He keeps the class light and fun, even on the tough days."

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