Department of Music
For over 25 years Boothe has been a drummer and percussionist for jazz ensembles from Pittsburgh to Washington D.C., as well as performances and recordings as a percussionist with the Roanoke Symphony and Chorus, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, and Alfred Music Publications. In high demand as a music adjudicator, he has been invited to serve as a juror for numerous national and international events. He has been a Vic Firth endorsed Marching & Scholastic Percussion Specialist, and has been a featured artist in multiple Percussive Arts Society "Day of Percussion" state events.
Boothe has also conducted the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Chautauqua Music Festival Orchestra, River City Brass Band, American Music Stage, Interlochen Arts Academy, All-State ensembles, and multiple U.S. Air Force bands, appearing in award-winning concert tours and broadcasts for worldwide audiences. His published music is distributed exclusively by Cane River Music.
Mr. Peacock is an active clinician throughout Mississippi and Alabama. His conducting engagements include the Pearl Jr. High School Honor Band in Pearl, MS; Scott County Middle School Honor Band in Forest, MS; University of Alabama Middle School Honor Band in Tuscaloosa, AL; Co-Lin Junior College Regional Middle School Honor Band in Wesson, MS; and the Gulf Coast BDA Honor Band in Gulfport, MS. He was also a clinician at the Mississippi Band Directors Association Convention in 2015, 2016, and 2018, and at the Mississippi State University Band Director Summer Symposium in 2015. In 2020, Mr. Peacock was awarded “Director of the Year” for the East Central Mississippi Band Directors Association.
Mr. Peacock is currently in his 18th year of teaching. Prior to Germantown Middle School, he served as Middle School Band Coordinator at Madison Middle School in Madison, MS; Director of Bands at Wilson Middle School in Plano, TX; Assistant Band Director at Westwood Junior High in Richardson, TX; Assistant Band Director at Tejeda Middle School in San Antonio, TX; and Head Band Director at Metzger Middle School in San Antonio, TX. During his time in San Antonio, he served as Pep Band director at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2003 to 2005.
He is a 2001 graduate of Louisiana State University, where he received his Bachelor of Music Education degree. While at LSU, he served as a member of the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Frank Wickes and studied conducting with Dr. Linda Moorhouse. He also holds a Master of Educational Leadership degree from William Carey University, which he earned in 2019. His professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu, ASBDA, the National Band Association, and the Mississippi Band Directors Association. Mr. Peacock has also served as a Festival Site Coordinator for Choice Music Events, hosting concert festivals across the state of Texas and Louisiana. Along with his teaching duties, Mr. Peacock serves the school leadership team as Fine Arts Department Chair, teaches a private trumpet studio, and is an active musician in the Jackson, MS area.