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Brian Lindsay

William Carey University
Percussion Professor & the Marching Band Assistant Director
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Brian Lindsay joined the music faculty at William Carey University's Winters School of Music and Ministry Studies in July of 2018. He is currently the Percussion Professor and the Assistant Director for Carey's marching band, Spirit of Carey, and the WGI Winds group, Evidence. He also assists with the Concert Band and has directed the Jazz II Ensemble. Along with these ensembles, Brian is the Director of the William Carey Chorale and Worship Choir Orchestra and the WCU Basketball Pep Band. Other classes taught by Mr. Lindsay include Percussion Methods, Classroom Management, and Percussion Ensemble.

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 Percussion under Dr. Larry Bradford. Dr. Bradford played a huge role in his education as he was Brian's mentor and private percussion teacher when he first started playing drums in the 7th grade. 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 continue his education and begin work on his Master's Degree at the University of Alabama. During his time at UA, Brian was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Music Education department and was over the Music Ed. Instrument Library and helped teach in several areas. In addition to his GTA responsibilities, Brian was also Adjunct Faculty for the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band and Drumline under the direction of Neal Flum, Dr. Kenneth Ozzello, and Randall Coleman. Graduating in 2016, Brian would continue his teaching career in North Mississippi taking the Assistant Director position at North Pontotoc where they would take 2nd place in the State 3A Marching Championships, as well as, Best in Class Percussion at several competitions. The following year, Brian accepted the Director of Bands position at North Pontotoc and they would place 5th in State 3A Marching Championship. Brian would then move to Hattiesburg the following Summer to start teaching at William Carey University and has been on staff here for going on two years.

Brian is originally from Columbus, MS and is married to his beautiful wife, Molly Caldwell Lindsay and currently resides in Petal, MS. They are members of Hardy Street Baptist Church where he plays drum set for the praise band. Brian has played for many orchestras and churches including Fairview Baptist Church in Columbus, MS where he grew up, 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.