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Mr. Aydelott

Wind Symphony

A Middle Tennessee State University graduate, David Aydelott is the recently retired Director of Bands at Siegel High School in the Rutherford County Tennessee School District. Before his retirement, Mr. Aydelott taught high school bands in Tennessee at Lexington, John Overton, Ravenwood, Franklin, and Siegel for 29 years. Additionally, he was the Director of Fine Arts in the Williamson County School District for two years. Mr. Aydelott is the founder and host of Bandstand, the official podcast of the Tennessee Bandmasters Association.

Bands under Mr. Aydelott's direction received recognition on state and national levels, including the Grammy "Signature School" Award and the John Philip Sousa Association Sudler Shield.  His ensembles received invitations to perform at the Tennessee Music Education Association annual conference, the Music for All National Festival, and the Music for All National Chamber Music Festival.

Mr. Aydelott has been a part of several commissioning efforts, including Magnetic Fireflies by Augusta Read Thomas, The Seal Lullaby for wind ensemble by Eric Whitacre, Baron Piquant on Pointe by Donald Grantham, Of Our New Day Begun by Omar Thomas, and to commemorate Siegel High's 20th year, Leading Star Fanfare by Tyler S. Grant. 


A recipient of the National Band Association's Certificate of Merit and the Citation of Excellence, Mr. Aydelott is an active clinician and arranger and has served as an adjudicator for Drum Corps International and Bands of America. As part of their 40th Anniversary, Music for All named David Aydelott to the "Forty for Forty," a list of educators who made a difference in Music for All's history. In December 2014, the John Philip Sousa Foundation named Mr. Aydelott a Laureate of the Bandworld "Legion of Honor." Mr. Aydelott has held leadership positions in professional
music education associations, and two years as a member of the Education Council for the Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. He and his wife Renee have two children, Katherine and Meredith.

Ethos Youth Ensembles

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