Flat Rock Middle School Bands
Enriching Lives Daily Through Music!
Matthew D. Price, Director
Staff
Director of Bands-Matthew Price
The Flat Rock Bands are under the direction of Matthew Price who is in his tenth year of teaching. While under his direction, the FRMS Bands have continued to thrive having been invited to perform at the 2014  and 2018 Georgia Music Educators Association In Service Conference, the 2012 and 2016 University of Georgia Middle School Band Festival, the 2013 and 2016 Southeastern United States Band Clinic at Troy University, the 2015 Music for All Southeastern Regional Concert Band Festival at Georgia State University, the 2016 University of Alabama Honor Band Clinic, the 2016 Reinhardt University Band Clinic, the opening of the 2016 Georgia General Assembly with Governor Nathan Deal presiding, Universal Studios in Orlando, FL and Walt Disney World.  He received his Bachelor of Music Education Degree from the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University.  Mr. Price has received the National Band Association's Citation of Excellence for outstanding contributions to music and the wind band medium on six occasions. Students and ensembles under his direction have never received anything less than Superior Ratings at district and state evaluations.  He has also been named Teacher of the Year in 2014 for Flat Rock Middle School.  He is the Fine Arts Chair at FRMS and has also served as the GMEA District 6 Band Chairman, a position he held for four years.  Mr. Price has consistently been in high demand as a conductor and clinician at various honor band events and judging engagements at Large Group Performance Evaluations and marching events throughout the southeast.  Colleagues who have witnessed his work with students have given rave reviews of the attention to detail, pedagogical knowledge and artistry he brings to the podium every time he interacts with an ensemble.  He is currently serving as the State Chair for the National Band Association.  He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the National Band Association, the Percussive Arts Society, the Georgia Music Educators Association, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Mr. Price has always been an advocate for providing students with a healthy arena that promotes each individual's artistic and intellectual growth. He emphasizes and expects excellence and strives to provide his students with the tools they will need to become outstanding musicians as well as outstanding members of society. He would like to thank all of the students for their amazing work ethic, and he would also like to thank the entire Flat Rock community for their continued support. 
2017-2018 Sectional Staff

Flute-Katherine Crozier and Karen Collins
Oboe-Rusty Wilson
Bassoon-Michael Jenkins
Clarinet-Claudia Bullington
Saxophone-Jim Little
Trumpet-Tammy Melton
French Horn-Marianne VanLear
Low Brass-Erika Eichner and Bill Melton
Percussion-Corey Fair
Clarinet/Alto Sax/Tenor Sax/Bari Sax -James K. Little
Private Instruction Staff

Instrument Instructor Phone Number Where Lessons Are Held
Flute Bethany Lukehart
John Shapley
Cathy Bonner
770-598-0509
770-361-9405
770-895-4533
Peachtree City
Peachtree City
Fayetteville
Oboe Shelly Unger 770-861-6062 Flat Creek Baptist Church
Bassoon Mike Maxwell 404-405-9689 Peachtree City
All Clarinets Mariano Pacetti
John Shapley
770-632-0330
770-361-9405
Music & Arts Peachtree City
Peachtree City
All Saxophones Mariano Pacetti
John Shapley
770-632-0330
770-361-9405

Peachtree City
Trumpet
Trumpet
Tammy Melton
Karl Liberatore
404-643-9042
770-632-0330
Flat Rock Middle School
Music & Arts Peachtree City
French Horn Marianne VanLear 770-833-3146 Peachtree City

Trombone/Baritone
Trombone/Baritone

Erika Eichner

Christopher Johns

404-593-7400

706-566-1672

Tyrone

Starrs Mill High School
Tuba Kevin Johnson 404-808-8382 Rising Starr Middle School
Percussion
Percussion
Percussion
Craig Owens
Jonah Wisenhunt
Bert Groover
770-500-6607
770-632-0330
706-718-5397
East Coweta Middle School
Music & Arts Peachtree City
Starrs Mill High School

Flat Rock Band...where excellence is a habit                 325 Jenkins Rd. Tyrone, GA 30290   .   770-969-2830
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