Director - Shawn Mitterholzer
Shawn Mitterholzer (Mr. M.) is a graduate from Trevecca Nazarene University, where in 1998 he received his B.S. degree in Liberal Arts, Music Performance. He later returned to Trevecca to complete the requirements to receive his Tennessee Teacher's License. He was hired in 2002 and spent his first year in Macon County High School as the Assistant Band Director, and Chorus Director. In 2003 Shawn Mitterholzer was hired as the Head Director for the Macon County High School Band Program, and maintained his position as the Chorus Director. Since that time the band and choral program has seen an increase in not only the number of students involved, but an increase in musicianship, musical ability, technique and proficiency, success in the competitive arena, funding, and community/school awareness and support.
Shawn Mitterholzer is an active saxophonist with Nashville's Radiodaze Big Band, and has performed with several other local bands in the Nashville area. He resides in Lebanon, TN. with his wife, daughter and son.
Assistant Director - Jennifer Holmes
Jennifer Holmes is a graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University where in 2003 she received her B.S. degree in Music Education. She is in her ninth year teaching in the Macon County School System. Jennifer not only serves as the Assistant Director of the High School Band, but is the head of the Junior High School ensembles as well. She has seen much success in both programs and is currently directing the largest group of junior high band students the program has seen in several years.
Jennifer also serves as the orchestra director for the Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene, where she is an active member and performer. She currently lives in Lebanon, TN.