Degrees and Certifications:
M.A. Music Education, Jacksonville State University B.S. Music Studies, Troy University
Mr. John Phillips
Mr. Phillips is in his 11th 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 Birmingham Concert Band and 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 (Central Alabama local), the Alabama Bandmasters Association, and the Alabama Music Educators' Association. He has a mom and a dad, a sister, a niece, and a half-brother who he loves dearly. In his spare time, he enjoys learning new things, reading, swimming, playing board games, video games, and hanging out with friends.
Mr. Phillips is in his 4th year at Tarrant City Schools. He is excited to be the next director of the Tarrant Blue Regiment! We want your child involved in the Blue Regiment and the TES & TIS music programs! We 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 THS bandroom at 6 PM! Come help us make the Blue Regiment the best band we can be!
Tarrant City Schools and the Tarrant Blue Regiment have partnered with Music for All to become a part of their I-65 Corridor project to help school systems in counties in urban areas near the I-65 corridor from Muncie, IN to Mobile, AL to improve parental involvement and their band programs. We are excited to be a part of this awesome partnership and look forward to what the future holds for the Blue Regiment and Music for All.