Since his appointment at Lakeside Middle, the band has consistently earned Superiors at the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) Large Group Performance Evaluation, won the 2020-2021 GMEA Exemplary Performance Award which is awarded to one middle school band throughout the state of Georgia, and at the Festival of Disney Competition won the Best in Class and Best Overall Middle School Performance Award.
During his time at South Forsyth Middle, the band has received opportunities to perform at the University of Georgia Middle School Honor Band Festival, the Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference, the University of Alabama Middle School Honor Band, and most recently, the Music for All National Concert Band Festival and the Southern Division CBDNA/NBA Conference.
Mr. Humphrey received his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. During his time as an undergraduate, Mr. Humphrey studied conducting under Dr. Joshua Byrd and trumpet under Dr. Chip Crotts. He is a member of the National Association for Music Educators, National Band Association, Georgia Music Educators Association, and Phi Mu Alpha-Sinfonia.
Highly active in the marching arts, Mr. Humphrey served as the Brass Caption Head at the Pacific Crest Drum & Bugle Corps from Diamond Bar, California (2016-2018). Before his role at Pacific Crest, he served as a brass and visual technician for the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps (2014, 2015) and the Troopers Drum & Bugle Corps (2013).