Ms. Jennifer Hamilton
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Jennifer Hamilton is currently in her fourth year as the Director of Bands at Red Mountain High School. Under her direction, the Red Mountain Honors Band has received superior ratings, and the "Marching Pride" has been recognized as one of the top 8 marching bands in their division. The Marching Pride finished 2nd place in their division in 2019, setting a record for the highest placement since the school's opening. Previously, she was the Band and Orchestra Director at Coconino High School in Flagstaff, Arizona from 2003 – 2017. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Hamilton taught high school bands in Georgia and Florida. She received a Bachelor of Music Education from The University of Georgia in 1995 and a Master of Music in Conducting from The University of Kentucky in 2001, studying with Professor Richard Clary. In 2009, she was the recipient of the O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Award and in 2014, she was one of three finalists for the Coconino County Teacher of the Year. Ms. Hamilton is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the state of Arizona and has served in many leadership positions including AMEA Northwest Band Chair, Vice-President of High School Activities, and President from 2015 – 2017.