Jeffrey A. Mayo, Director
Jeffrey A. Mayo is the band director at Brighton Middle School and the assistant band director at Brighton High School. He has a long history with Brighton Band as a former student, staff member, and a current director.
Mr. Mayo received his Master of Music in Music Education Degree from Anderson University (SC), where he graduated with a 4.0 grade point average. He also received an honors bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Memphis, where he graduated with the distinction of Summa Cum Laude. Mr. Mayo has been teaching at Brighton Middle School full time since 2012. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Mayo served as an adjunct staff member for the Brighton Band and as a spring training instructor for the University of Memphis drumline. Mr. Mayo has studied education under Dr. Nicholas Holland, Dr. David Perry, and Dr. Christopher Hansen. He has studied flute performance under Leah Wilson and percussion performance under Frank Shaffer.
At Brighton, Mr. Mayo works in virtually all areas, including marching band, concert band, jazz band, chamber ensembles, percussion, and winter programs; he also serves as a designer, arranger, composer, and choreographer for the program. In the classroom, Mr. Mayo is a firm believer in setting high expectations, hard work, and the concept of remaining focused. Mr. Mayo’s goal is to provide students with a high quality music education where they can become higher order thinkers, develop life skills, obtain scholarships to college, and reach new levels of musicianship that students did not believe were previously obtainable.
Mr. Mayo is a member of the West Tennessee Band Orchestra Association, the Tennessee Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Mid-South Flute Society, and the Association of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Mr. Mayo has served as a clinician/consultant/designer for numerous southern United States bands, is a certified/active marching band judge, and is a Vic Firth artist. Mr. Mayo still actively performs throughout the Mid-South area and composes music for a variety of ensembles. He performs weekly as a percussionist and/or flutist for his church. In 2017, Mr. Mayo received the honors of Teacher of the Year at Brighton Middle School and the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award from the Tennessee Music Educators Association. In his spare time, Mr. Mayo reads about education, music, and psychology; he also creates education resources for his website.
Jeffrey Mayo Director, Brighton Middle School Band
7785 Highway 51 South
Brighton, TN 38011
Band Office: 901-840-9467