Matthew Martindale is the director of bands at Shelby County High School and Columbiana Middle School  in Columbiana, Alabama. He was recognized as a 2021 Yamaha "40 Under 40" music educator for his innovative efforts to grow his music programs.

How to Succeed as a Sole 6-12 Music Educator

You have been hired as the new high school band director — congratulations! It’s probably the beginning of summer, and you are about to start the process of building your marching band show and learning the ins and outs of football season at your school.

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Case Study: Expanding the Footprint of a Storied Music Program

In the summer of 2018, I began my tenure as the director of bands at Shelby County High School (SCHS) in Columbiana, Alabama.

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