Director, Vestavia Hills High School Bands
Jerell Horton has been the band director at Vestavia Hills since 2006. He is a graduate of Samford University. Prior to his appointment at Vestavia Hills High School, he served as assistant director at Pizitz Middle School and Vestavia Hills High School. While at Vestavia Hills, the bands have consistently earned superior rating at District and state concert band festivals as well as the ABDA festival. The Vestavia Hills Wind Ensemble performed at the 2011 Alabama Music Educators Conference and the National Concert Band Festival in 2013. The Vestavia Hills High School Rebel Marching Band performed in the 2010 London New Year’s Day Parade in London, England. Mr. Horton has served as an honor band clinician within the state of Alabama and Georgia, is on staff for the Auburn Summer Marching and Leadership camp and volunteers his service to the Music For All Summer Symposium. Mr. Horton is a National Board Certified teacher. He is married to Monica Horton (also an educator) and they have one daughter.