Matt Martindale phone (205) 379-5120

Keith Brandenburg phone (205) 379-5300 ext 111229



Marching Band – The Pinson Valley Marching Chiefs have a rich tradition of outstanding bands.  In order to continue this tradition, all students must be committed and take pride in their work.  Open to all students’ grades 9-12 who have gone through three years of beginning band at the middle school level.  Students not meeting this requirement may enter the band through audition only. Students who are members of the marching band must attend all rehearsals and performances; this includes those held after school and during the summer. The Marching Chiefs will perform at football games, competitions and other performance opportunities in the area.  Band is a year-long course; therefore, students are required to play both semesters.

Auxiliary – Membership in the auxiliary is by tryout only.  The students agree to attend all rehearsals and performances, including summer activities.  Students who play instruments should be enrolled in the proper band class. Auxiliary members should also adhere to the Pinson Valley Auxiliary Constitution.

Symphonic Band- Open to all students grades 9-12 by audition. Students who do not audition into this band will enroll in Concert Band. Requirements for this audition are set for by the Band Director. This class will offer an advanced/accelerated curriculum of concert band music. This band will prepare and perform concert programs at the school, in the community, and for Music Performance Assessment.

Concert Band
– Open to all students grades 9-12 who have gone through three years of beginning band at the middle school level.  Students not meeting this requirement may enter the band through audition only.  Requirements for this audition set forth by the Band Director.  This class will concentrate primarily on developing basic music skills such as tone production, rhythmic proficiency, intonation, and technical ability.  This band will also prepare and perform pieces of fine concert music.  This group will perform concert programs and compete at local contests.   

Percussion Ensemble- Open to all percussion students grade 9-12. This class will focus purely on percussion technique, pedagogy, and performance, both concert and marching. This class will learn seperate ensemble pieces as well as the concert band/symphonic band music. This ensemble will perform at school and community concerts.

Scholarships and Awards

Students in the PVHS band have been awarded numerous music and auxiliary scholarships. 

Some of those  institutions include:

The University of Alabama, Auburn University, Jacksonville State University, University of 

Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama A&M, Alabama State University, Huntingdon College,

Wallace State Community College, and Mississippi State University.   

Fall and Spring Trips

The Pinson Valley Band has performed in many events and venues across America. Some of 

those cities include:

  • Chicago, Illinois (2005, 2011)
  • Orlando, Flordia (1995, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2015)
  • Williamsburg, Virgina (2009)
  • New Orleans, Louisiana (2008)
  • Washinton, D.C. (2000, 2003, 2009, 2014)
  • New York City, New York (1997 Macy's Parade, 2003 Macy's Parade, 2013)
  • St. Louis, Missouri (1996, 2003)
  • San Antonio, Texas (2016)


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