Brian Jay, middle school director and assistant high school band director, is a native a Panama City, Florida. He graduated from Rutherford High School in 2009 and received his BS of Education (Instrumental Music) from the University of North Alabama in 2015, where he graduated with honors.
During his time at UNA, Mr. Jay performed with Pride of Dixie Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Symphony, Studio Jazz Band, Shoals Symphony at UNA, and many other small chamber ensembles. Currently he performs at local churches for special ceremonies and functions, as well as musical theatre productions in the shoals area and southeast.
Mr. Jay was hired in May 2015 as the Director of Bands at Florence Middle School. In addition he also serves as an Assistant Band Director at both Hibbett Middle school and Florence High School. Mr. Jay holds memberships in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the National Association for Music Education, The National Education Association, and Alabama Music Educators Association, and the Alabama Bandmasters Association.