Mr. Ben Hines
Director of Bands
- M.M. Auburn University, B.M. Columbus State College and University
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- At Woodward since 2002
brings over thirty years of successful teaching and conducting experience from elementary, secondary and college level teaching positions. Recipient of three National Band Association "Citations of Excellence" for outstanding contributions to bands and band music, Mr. Hines was also the National winner of the ASBDA-Stanbury Award for outstanding achievement in the advancement of school band programs. Mr. Hines received his Bachelor of Music degree from Columbus State University and his Masters of Music Education from Auburn University. He is a member of the Georgia Music Educator's Association, the Music Educator's National Convention, Kappa Delti Pi and Phi Beta Mu.
Mr. Lauran Hunt
Assistant Band Director
- US, MS Bands Director
- Guitar and Electronic Music Director
- B.A. Georgia State University
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- At Woodward since 1982
Mr. Hunt is a graduate of Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he studied Trombone under Bill Hill and David McKenzie. He has been a member of The Baker-Williams Orchestra, The Dekalb College Jazz Band, The Multifarious Jazz Emissaries and The Nightflight Band. He has performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festivals, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, Dogwood Festival, Yellow Daisy Festival, Atlanta Arts Festival, and the College Park Arts Festival. Mr. Hunt currently performs as a free-lance musician on bass as well as with The Sentimental Journey Orchestra, The Nightwind Trio and The Tamboo Steel Band. He is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Georgia Music Educators Association, the Georgia Association of Jazz Educators and the International Association for Jazz Education. He has served as the District V Jazz All-State host and organizer and clinician for GAJE and is currently the treasurer for GAJE.
The following from other divisions and the community also help with the Upper School band program: Kenneth Beard, Jennifer Cowart, Jenny Gould, Patti Herring and Henry Scott.