GREEN HOPE HIGH SCHOOL BAND PROGRAMS
The Green Hope High School Band Program was established in 1999 with the opening of Green Hope High School. The Band Program comprises various groups including Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Color Guard, and Winter Guard. These groups perform and compete at local, state, and national levels. Under the director of Mr. Brian Myers, the dedicated team of staff and instructors offers a comprehensive and diverse educational experience both in and beyond the classroom environment.
MR. BRIAN MYERS
Brian Myers has been the Director of Bands at Green Hope High School since August of 2007. Myers completed his undergraduate degree in Music Education with a concentration in piano from East Carolina University in May 2004 where he was also a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. He completed his Masters of Music Education degree from Boston University in September 2007. In November 2011, he became a National Board certified teacher in the area of Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood Music.
Myers began his career as the Director of Bands at Roanoke Rapids High School. During his second year at RRHS, he was nominated as a finalist for Teacher of the Year for the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District. During his time at Green Hope High School, he has led the marching band to several grand championships and finalist appearances at regional and national competitions. He led the marching band to the Gator Bowl in 2009 where they earned the Sweepstakes Award and were chosen to perform a portion of their competition show for the pregame ceremonies of the Gator Bowl. Since 2012 they have been a Bands of America Regional Finalist ten times and have been a Bands of America Grand National Semi-Finalist twice.
The Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Concert Band achieve consistent superior ratings at the annual Music Performance Adjudication, and Mr. Myers has also partnered with many professional conductors and musicians in the area to provide students with master classes and other opportunities. Myers and the GH Symphonic Band commissioned a work in 2009 by Philip Sparke in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Green Hope High School and a piece in 2014 by Martin Ellerby for the school’s 15th anniversary. The Symphonic Band has also been a part of a commissioning consortium who premiered works for wind band by John Mackey and Tyler Grant. In 2014, the Green Hope Symphonic Band performed at the NC Music Educator’s Conference in Winston-Salem. In 2018, the Green Hope Band was named a Division Winner of the Programs of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award, sponsored by the National Band Association.
Mr. Myers has conducted the Craven, Johnston, Lincoln, and Onslow All-County Bands and the Blue Band at the UNC-Wilmington Honor Band Festival. He has been a conductor for the UNC-Greensboro Summer Music Camp (2017 and 2018). Mr. Myers is the 2014-15 GHHS Teacher of the Year and the 2015 Central District Bandmasters’ Association Band Director of the Year. Mr. Myers received the Excellence in Teaching Award by the Cary Chamber of Commerce in May 2018.