Saks High School Band Program



Saks High School


Mr. Jody Whaley





Saks Middle School


Mr. Derrell Calloway



About Us

Phone: 256-741-7018

Fax: 256-236-5121




The Saks High School Band is dedicated to musical excellence.  Beginning and intermediate band are offered to students in grades 6 and 7 at Saks Middle School.  The High School Band consists of students 8th grade through 12th grade.  Accomplishments of the band include: all superior ratings at District and State Alabama Bandmasters Association’s Concert Band Competition’s and Assessments from 2004 through 2013; all superior ratings at marching band contest in Georgia and Alabama, including Best In Class and First Place in Division One in the Covered Bridge Marching Festival in 2004, 2010, & 2011 ; Mud Creek Marching Festival in Hanceville, AL in 2005, the 2006 Southern Classic Marching Contest at Jacksonville State University, Concourse of Champions in Oxford, AL in 2007; and the Dixie Jubilee Jam Contest in Weaver, AL 2008,2009, 2010, 2011 & 12.   Several Saks Band graduates continue to further their musical knowledge at a college level as music majors and band members.  Many students in the band participate in ABA solo and ensemble events.  The Concert Band was honored to be selected to perform at the 2007 and 2012 AMEA In-service Conference.  The Jazz Band has performs at several functions in the community including performing at Ross Bridge C. C. for the State P.E.O. Convention in May 2011. 


In January 2013, Band Director, Gene Inglis, was named the Music Educator of the Year Award given by the Alabama Music Educators Association.


Working each day to embrace the tangible and intangible benefits of musicianship, the Saks Band is inspired by these inspirational words of Aristotle: 

“We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, then is not an act but a habit”  Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

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