Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. John Phillips

Mr. Phillips is in his 12th year of teaching. He is originally from Atmore, AL where he graduated from Escambia County High School in 1999 with an advanced diploma. Mr. Phillips is a 2003 graduate of Troy University where he played in the Sound of the South marching and concert bands and sang with the Collegiate Singers. He has graduate course work from Auburn University and a Master of Arts in Music Education from Jacksonville State University (2011). Mr. Phillips has taught band, guitar, elementary and general music, and Arts Survey. He has taught in Greenville, AL, Thomasville, AL, Ider, AL, Birmingham, AL, and Thorsby, AL before becoming a Tarrant Wildcat. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Birmingham in Homewood, AL where he is active in the music ministry as a singer and tuba player. He also performs on tuba with the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Summer Band. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the Alabama (Tarrant) Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers (where he is serving a 3 year term on the Executive Board of the Central Alabama, Local 2143), the National Association for Music Education, the Alabama Music Educators' Association, the Alabama Bandmasters Association, and the National Band Association. He has a mom and a dad, a sister, a niece, nephew, and a half-brother who he loves dearly. In his spare time, he enjoys learning new things, reading, working out, swimming, playing board games, video games, and hanging out with friends.

Mr. Phillips is in his 5th year at Tarrant City Schools. He is excited to be the director of the Tarrant Blue Regiment! We want your child involved in the Blue Regiment and the TES & TIS music programs!  We also need our parents and the larger community to become involved with the Tarrant Band Boosters. We meet each first Tuesday of the month at the THS bandroom at 6 PM!

Come join the Blue Regiment family! We want you to be a part of us!