Brett Johnson comes to Marbury High/Middle School after 7 years as the Director of Bands at Greenville High School in Greenville, AL. A native of Prattville, AL and 2004 Alumni of Prattville High School. Brett earned his degree in Music Education from Troy University in 2008.
While at Greenville his bands have performed at an Atlanta Hawks NBA Basketball Game and in Biloxi Mississippi in the 2018 Mardi Gras Parade as well as performed at Montgomery Biscuits and Mobile Baybears Minor League Baseball Games. Prior to Greenville High School, Brett served as band director at Winder-Barrow Middle School from 2008-2012 and Winder-Barrow High School from 2012-2014. While at Winder-Barrow, Brett and his bands earned superior and excellent ratings for marching, concert, symphonic, and jazz at Georgia’s Large Group Performance Evaluations. Under his direction students were invited to play in honor bands across the Southeast including at the University of Georgia, Auburn University, Troy University, University of Alabama, and Southern Mississippi. Students also received superior ratings in solo and ensemble festivals for percussion and small group ensembles. During the 2011-2012 school year, Brett took an eighth grade group of students to Washington D.C. where students had the opportunity to perform at the Nation’s Capital. In 2012, Brett took his high school band to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, GA to perform in the Georgia Dome in front of a national televised audience on ESPN. He has also had groups tour in New York City.
While at Troy University, Brett was a member of the “Sound of the South” marching band for 4 years. With the “Sound” he spent several years in the position of tuba section leader. Throughout his time with the marching band he had the opportunity to perform across the U.S. during halftime shows. During college he attended clinics directed by Robert W. Smith, Ralph Ford, and Johnny Long. Aside from marching band, Brett could be found performing among the Troy University Show Choir, Pep band, Symphony band, Concert band, Chamber Ensemble, Tuba Ensemble and more.
Brett’s professional organizations include Alabama Music Educators Association, Georgia Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, National Education Association, Alabama Education Association, Georgia Association of Teachers, and Alpha Tau Omega. As well as principal tuba player for the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra .