Degrees and Certifications:
Jeffrey Brown, Jr.
Welcome to Band!
This is my second year as director of bands at Yazoo County High and Middle School, and my 20th year of teaching!
In addition to teaching, I enjoy writing music for bands and percussion ensembles. I also enjoy performing; my favorite instruments to play are drums (and really, any of the percussion instruments), guitar, and bass.
I hold an Associate Degree from Jones County Junior College, and both a Bachelor and Master of Music Education from the University of Mississippi.
High School Band Students: in addition to your instrument and sheet music, you'll need to make sure you have a pencil in class. We keep our sheet music in a folder in the band hall, and students are welcome to take a second folder home, and keep music there to practice. School owned horns need to stay at school, but I encourage you to take your personal horn, drum, practice pad, or guitar home to practice! You'll see a lot of improvement from just 10 minutes of practice a day!
Dual Credit Music Appreciation Students: most of the class will be taught on Canvas, so you'll need your computer. You might also want to bring a pencil or pen and some paper, if you prefer taking notes by hand.