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Subjects Taught


BME (2007) Delta State University

MA (2016) Sma Houston State University

Mississippi Music Instumental (K-12) AA License 



Grenada High School 2007-2010

• Directed the second high school jazz band

• Directed the 7th grade concert band

• Assisted with the instruction of a diverse student population in music

• Aided teachers with classroom management

• Taught individual groups of instruments at many different grade levels

• Assessed and maintained concise records of students’ progress

• Worked productively with staff, students, and parents

Florence High School 2010-2015

• Director of Bands

• Director of the Florence “Big Red” Marching Band

• Director of the Florence High School Wind Ensemble

• Director of the Florence Middle School Symphonic Band

• Director of Florence Jazz

• Director of Florence High School Wind Orchestra

• Beginner Brass Specialist

Other Related Experiences


Taught for two years with Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps

• Won a Drum Corps International Division III World Championship in 2007

• Won High Visual in Drum Corps International Division II and III in 2007


While at Grenada High School

• Taught general effect and visual performance with Grenada Indoor Percussion ensemble 2007-2008

• Wrote drill for the entire 2007, 2008, 2009 field productions

• Formed a student jazz combo

• Designed and built props for the 2007, 2008, 2009 field productions

• Wrote Movement 4, "America Awakes," for the 2007 show, "Pearl Harbor"

• Maintained superior ratings with the Grenada jazz ensembles

• Co-wrote/arranged the 2008 field production, “Factory”

• Won two grand championships and seven 6A titles


While at Florence

• Formed a state champion indoor drumline

• Formed an independent state champion indoor drumline

• Designed for the 3-time state bronze medalist Florence winterguard

• Maintained superior ratings at state concert and marching evaluations

• Won two U.S. Bands Southern States Championships

• Won the Grand Championship at the Wayne County Invitational

• Boosted enrollment by 400%


Tyler Findley is originally from Forrest City, Arkansas where he studied music under Chris Tate. He holds a Bachelors degree in Music education from Delta State university and  a Masters degree from the renowned American Band College. While at Delta State he performed as a member of the Delta State Wind Ensemble, Pride of the Delta Marching Band, Delta Jazz, Okra Pep Band, Trombone Choir, Brass Quintet, Brass Ensemble and Blues Band. He studied low brass performance form Dr. Neale Bartee and Dr. Edward Bahr. Mr. Findley studied conducting with Robert Ponto and Anthony Maiello.  Outside of Delta State, Mr. Findley has also performed with Memphis Sound Drum and Bugle Corps and the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. He continues to play professionally playing with the Belhaven Symphony and various community groups in the Jackson, Ms. area. Mr. Findley has been involved in public education since 2006. First teaching as adjunct staff at Cleveland High School. He then went on to teach at Grenada High School and then Florence High School. Mr. Findley has had superior ensembles in 3A, 4A and 6A. Mr. Findley was also a member of the Memphis Sound staff in 2007 when they won the DCI open class world championship.

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