Mr. Phillips is in his 10th year of teaching and is originally from Atmore, AL. He graduated from Escambia County High School in 1999 with an advanced diploma. Mr. Phillips is a 2003 graduate of Troy University where he played in the Sound of the South marching and concert bands and sang with the Collegiate Singers. He has graduate course work from Auburn University and a Master of Arts in Music Education from Jacksonville State University (2011). Mr. Phillips has taught band, guitar, elementary and general music, and Arts Survey. He has taught in Greenville, AL, Thomasville, AL, Ider, AL, Birmingham, AL, and Thorsby, AL before becoming a Tarrant Wildcat. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Birmingham in Homewood, AL where he is active in the music ministry. He also performs with the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Summer Band. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the Alabama (Tarrant) Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers (Central Alabama Local), the Alabama Bandmasters Association (District IV), and the Alabama Music Educators' Association. He has a mom and a dad, a sister, a niece, and a half-brother who he loves dearly. In his spare time, he enjoys learning new things, reading, swimming, playing board games, video games, and hanging out with friends.
Mr. Phillips is in his 3rd year at Tarrant City Schools and is excited to be working with Mr. Flakes and the Marching Blue Regiment and the Blue Regiment Cadets! We want your child involved in the Marching Blue Regiment and TES & TIS music programs! We also want our parents to become involved with the Tarrant Band Boosters. We meet each first Tuesday of the month at the THS bandroom at 6 PM! Come help us make the Marching Blue Regiment the best band we can be! Mr. Phillips is also the Vice-President of the Tarrant Education Association for the 2020-2021 academic year and looks forward to working with his fellow teachers and the TCS admins work to make our schools the best they can be.
Mr. Phillips is pleased to announce that as of May 2018, Tarrant City Schools has partnered with Music for All to become a part of their I-65 Corridor project to help school systems in counties in urban areas near the I-65 corridor from Muncie, IN to Mobile, AL to improve parental involvement and their band programs. We look forward to what this partnership will bring to the Blue Regiment and how we can help other programs across the nation!