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bill boyd

William "Bill" Boyd studied horn first with his father, John M. Boyd Sr., followed by Oren A. Henning. He received a BA in Music from the University of South Florida, where he studied horn with Ward O. Fern, followed by Ralph O. Froelich.

 Bill has taught horn at Hillsborough Community College and the University of Tampa, as well as several middle and high schools in the Tampa Bay area. Many of his students have gone on to perform and teach music professionally.

 Bill has played with several orchestras in the Tampa area, a brass quintet, Ensemble de'Cors, a horn quartet, as well as the Sarasota Concert Band. He currently performs with the Cumberland County Community Band, the Cookeville Community Band, the Southern Stars Symphonic Brass, the Clarion Brass Quintet, and the First Baptist Church of Cookeville orchestra.


max amoss

Max Amoss is the current band director at Avery Trace Middle School in Cookeville, TN. He previously taught at Johnson County Middle/High School and Overton County Schools. Max is originally from Murfreesboro, TN, where he attended Riverdale High School under the direction of Ron Meers.

 Max attended Tennessee Technological University, where he received his Bachelors of Music Education degree. During his tenure at TTU, he served as Logistics Coordinator for the Golden Eagle Marching Band and Festival of Winds and Percussion. He also received several honors, including the “Most Outstanding Music Major Award” and Charles F. Bryan Scholarship Endowment in Music. Mr. Amoss is a member of NAfME, TMEA, MTSBOA, & TBA. Max currently resides in Cookeville with his wife, Whitney.