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Brian Lindsay

New Hope High School & Middle School Bands
Assistant Director and Percussion Director
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Brian is originally from Columbus, MS and is married to his wife, Molly Caldwell Lindsay. They currently reside in Columbus, MS and Brian is the Assistant Director and Percussion Director for the New Hope High School and Middle School Bands. Brian has played for many orchestras and churches including Calvary Baptist Church in Starkville, Hardy Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, and Fairview Baptist Church where he grew up and is currently playing drum set. Brian has also performed with the MS Baptist Symphony Orchestra, Festival South Orchestra, Alabama Symphonic Band, David Phelps Classic Christmas Concert Choir, Alabama Vocal Association Honor Choir, and the Alabama Winds.

Mr. Lindsay graduated from East MS Community College in 2008 with his Associates Degree in Business and Marketing Management and went on to Delta State University the following fall to study Music Education and Percussion under the direction of Dr. Larry Bradford. In 2012, Brian graduated from Delta State University with a Bachelor in Music Education and would start his music teaching career the following Fall at Louisville High School in Louisville, MS. After two years of teaching in Louisville with a 5th and 3rd place finish in the State’s 3A Marching Championship, he decided to further his education and begin work on his Master’s Degree at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. During his time at UA, Brian was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Music Education department. In addition to his GTA responsibilities, Brian also worked as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band and Drumline under the direction of Mr. Neal Flum, Dr. Kenneth Ozzello, and Mr. Randall Coleman.

After graduating from UA with his Masters, Brian would continue his teaching career in North Mississippi taking the Assistant Director position at North Pontotoc High School where they would take 2nd place in the State 3A Marching Championships, as well as, Best in Class Percussion at the Winfield, AL competition. The following year, Brian accepted the Director of Bands position at North Pontotoc and they would place 5th in State 3A Marching Championship, as well as, all Superiors at State Concert Evaluations. Brian was offered an opportunity to teach music on the college level and made the move to Hattiesburg, MS the following summer to start teaching at William Carey University as the Assistant Professor of Music and Percussion Director. In this role, he would be the Assistant Director for Carey’s marching band, the Spirit of Carey, and the WGI Winds group, Evidence. He also assisted with the Concert Band under the direction of Mr. Zachary Harris and directed the Jazz II Ensemble. Along with these ensembles, Brian was the director of the William Carey Worship Choir Orchestra and the WCU Basketball Pep Band. Other classes taught by Mr. Lindsay included Percussion Methods, Classroom Management, and Percussion Ensemble. In 2019, Brian was offered a job teaching back home at New Hope High School and with his family’s health declining, it was an opportunity to be back close with family.

“Teaching is not a job, it is a calling and a reflection of one’s passion of the heart. I teach because I want to make a difference in a students’ life. God has blessed me with the skills and talents to be successful with music and I want every student to have that opportunity to learn and to be able to express themselves through music.” – Brian E. Lindsay