Adair County Schools Hires New Director Of Bands; Community Invited To Introduction Ceremony/Cookout

Adair County Schools is excited to introduce Mr. Jonathon Holmes as the new director of the Adair County Band Program.

Mr. Holmes led the Glasgow Scottie Band Program as head band director since 2014. Under his guidance, the band consistently excelled, securing their 5th state championship in 2022. The band also achieved recognition as a Sudler Shield award finalist and performed at the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington D.C. in 2016. Notably, Mr. Holmes led the band to 6 out of their 14 state finals appearances. His teaching spanned grades 6-12 and his bands achieved straight distinguished ratings at the KMEA concert performance assessment for 10 consecutive years. Mr. Holmes not only enhanced the band’s quality and size but also ensured inclusivity and success for all students. In recognition of his talent and dedication, he received the Phi Beta Mu International Young Band Director award in 2019 and was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity in 2024.

Before his role as head band director at Glasgow, Mr. Holmes served as the assistant band director of the Adair County Band Program from 2011 to 2014. During this period, the band clinched a state championship in 2011 and secured the position of BOA National Runner-Up in 2012.

“I am thrilled to be able to announce that Mr. Holmes will usher in a new era for the Adair County Band. Mr. Holmes brings a plethora of experience and a track record of high achievement that I think will follow suit with the history of excellence that surrounds this program.” – Jason Faulkner

Mr. Holmes will be named as interim director immediately. He will assume all the roles and responsibilities of the director. Mr. Holmes official hire date will be July 17, 2024.

Also, a community introduction ceremony/cookout welcoming Mr. Holmes will be held at 5:00P on Monday, July 8th at the Bingo Hall.

(Jason C. Faulkner Superintendent Adair County Public Schools)