Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. Music Education, Jacksonville State University B.S. Music Studies, Troy University
Mr. John Phillips
Mr. Phillips is in his 13th 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 coursework 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 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, handbell ringer, 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 American Federation of Teachers (Central Alabama local), the Alabama Bandmasters Association, and the Alabama Music Educators' Association. He has a mom and a dad, a sister, a niece, a nephew, and a half-brother whom he loves dearly. In his spare time, he enjoys learning new things, reading, swimming, working out, playing board games, video games, and hanging out with friends.
Mr. Phillips is in his 6th year at Tarrant City Schools and in his 3rd year as the director of the Blue Regiment at Tarrant High School, where he also teaches Middle School Music, Guitar, Choir, and Class Strings.
Dr. Lovell and I encourage our parents and the larger community to become involved with the Tarrant Band Boosters. We meet each first Tuesday of the month at the TIS band room or virtually (https://bit.ly/TarrantBandBoosters) at 6 pm! Come help us make the Blue Regiment the best small band in Jefferson County!