[insert image here]Mike Garnand, DirectorMike Garnand is currently in his 12th year as the Director of Bands in the Petal School District. His current responsibilities includes conducting the Symphonic Band, directing the Marching Band,Jazz Band and administering all aspects of the band program. During his tenure the high school bands, middle school bands and indoor performing ensembles have consistently received superior ratings and many first place awards. One of his highest achievements was participating in the 75th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in November of 2006. Mike was able to prepare the band musically and financially with a great amount of success.
He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin and a Masters of Music from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville Tennessee. Mike is currently in his twenty second year of teaching.
As a drill designer, Mr. Garnand has designed marching band shows for many bands in the southeast. He is currently the drill designer for the following high school bands, Petal High,MS; Jackson Central Merry High School, TN; Bolivar Central High School, TN; Liberty High School, TN; Poquoson High School, VA. Mike also taught drill design for three years at Union University in Jackson, TN.
Prior to joining the faculty at Petal, Mike served as band director at the junior high and high school levels in Tennessee and Mississippi where his bands consistently received superior ratings in all categories. As well as placing many students in All District and All State Bands.
Professionally, he is a member of the Mississippi Bandmaster’s Association, Phi Beta Mu, The Southeast Mississippi Band Directors Association where he was named High School Director of the Year for 2006-2007.