Chris Lindley has been a band director for the past 21 years. He holds the Bachelors of Music Education from Jacksonville State University (1996) and the Masters of Arts from The University of Alabama (2004). He has previously taught at Carbon Hill High School, Saks High School, and is currently in his 6th year as Director of Bands at Albertville High School.
Mr. Lindley came to Albertville in 2001 as the Assistant band director and worked for seven years with then director Curtis Burttram. During that time, the Albertville Band performed in the 2003 Hollywood Christmas Parade, in Nassau, Bahamas in 2005 and 2008, and in the 2007 Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since taking over in 2009, the Aggie Band has performed in Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves, marched in the 2011 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California, and performed in the 2012 Chicago Magnificent Mile Festival of Lights Parade. Most recently the Aggie Band performed in the 2014 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Mr. Lindley is an active judge and guest clinician across the southeast and has toured as a brass staff member with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps. He keeps a busy schedule as Principal Horn of the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, and has performed with the Georgia Philharmonia, Rome Symphony Orchestra, Lagrange Symphony Orchestra, and the Shoals Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Mr. Lindley was an adjunct horn instructor at Jacksonville State University and performed with the JSU Faculty Brass Quintet.
Chris is married to Missy Lindley, band director at Albertville Middle School, and they have 14 year old twin girls, Haley and Katelyn.
Taylor Cash is the Associate Director of Bands at Albertville High School in Albertville, Alabama. At Albertville, Taylor teaches nearly 70 percussion students grades 7-12 in addition to directing 3 percussion ensembles, conducting the Symphonic Band, Concert Band and Assisting with the award winning “Aggie” Marching Band. The Aggie Band will be marching in the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA and most recently marched in the Disney World Parade, the 2014 Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Magnificent Mile Parade in Chicago, IL, and the 2011 Roses Parade in Pasadena, CA. In addition to their performance in the Rose Parade, The Albertville Percussion Ensemble was invited to be the featured performance for the 2011 Tournament of Roses Presidential Gala. Under Taylor’s direction the High School Percussion Ensemble has grown from 8 members to 35 and was chosen to perform at the 2014 Alabama Music Educator’s Conference. As Conductor of the 86-member Symphonic Band and 95-member Concert band, his bands have received consistent ratings of Superior and Superior with Distinction. In 2014, Taylor was awarded the National Band Association Citation of Excellence and in 2016 awarded the Edward H. Cleino Outstanding Young Music Educator Award for the State of Alabama. Taylor has also served on the Executive Board for the Alabama Bandmasters Association as Chairman of District II.
Taylor is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Wind Conducting from the University of Alabama. He is also a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Jacksonville State University and Boston University with a BA in Music Education and a MM in Music Education respectively. Taylor has had experience conducting Concert Bands, Opera Theaters, and Percussion Ensembles and has been privileged to study conducting with Dr. Ken Ozzello and Dr. Ken Bodiford. While at JSU, Taylor served as Tenorline section leader, Drumline Captain of the Marching Southerners Percussion Section as well as serving as Tenorline section leader for SPIRIT Drum and Bugle Corps. Taylor also serves as principle percussionist with the Birmingham, AL based community band, Alabama Winds, and will be performing at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL this December.
Taylor is an active percussion arranger, consultant, instructor, and judge throughout the Southeast. He has worked with numerous High Schools and Universities including: The University of Alabama, Auburn University, Miami University (OH), and Jacksonville State University. Taylor is currently a percussion arranger for the Marching Band Division of C.L. Barnhouse Publishing, Bands in Motion, where he works with arrangers Robert W. Smith, David Shaffer, Steve Reineke, and Dr. Jack Liles. Taylor is a member of MENC, NEA, AEA, ABA, NBA, NAfME, ODK, KDE, and the Percussive Arts Society. Taylor is proud to be an Educator Artist for Innovative Percussion, REMO Drumheads, and SABIAN Cymbals.
Missy Lindley has served as a Band Director in the Alabama Public School System for 24 years. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of North Alabama. Mrs. Lindley is in her eleventh year as Director of Bands at Albertville Middle School and Associate Director at Albertville High School. She also serves as the advisor for the Albertville High School Southern Stars Danceline. Throughout her twenty-four years of teaching, Mrs. Lindley’s bands have received consistent superior ratings in marching, concert and jazz competitions at both the state and national levels. Most recently Mrs. Lindley’s band received the rating of Superior at the Alabama Bandmasters Association State Music Performance Assessment.
Mrs. Lindley plays professionally throughout the state and keeps an extensive studio of private flute students who consistently earn honor band invitations and All-State Band positions. Mrs. Lindley has been the Principle Flutist of the Shoals Symphony Orchestra and the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra. In 2012 Missy founded the flute ensemble “Las Flautas Primeros” comprised of Albertville High School and Middle School students. Mrs. Lindley is an active adjudicator and clinician for marching contests and honor bands throughout the Southeast. She is a past Chairman for District II of the Alabama Bandmasters Association. Mrs. Lindley is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota and Tau Beta Sigma Honorary music sororities. She is an alumna of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She is also a member of MENC and the Alabama Bandmasters Association. Missy is married to Chris Lindley who is the Director of Bands at Albertville High School. Missy and Chris enjoy being a husband and wife team at work and at home as parents to fourteen year old twins Haley and Katelyn.