Milton Community Band

Music Director


Brian Hoover, Music Director
September, 2014 to present

A musician, a music educator, and an educational leader, Brian Hoover brings broad experience to his role as Music Director. As a trumpet player, he has performed with the Fort Smith Symphony Orchestra, Billtown Brass, Vermont Wind Ensemble, and the Community Band of Western Arkansas, and also served as Director of the Danville Community Band in Danville, PA. His ten years as a music educator in the Midwest also included serving as an instructor at the Arkansas Tech University’s Band Camp. In addition to his B.A. and M.Ed. in Music Education, Brian also earned an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership at Arkansas Tech University, leading to more recent positions of assistant principal and principal at the junior high and high school levels. As the Music Director, Brian strives for excellence, draws from the talent of the musicians before him, and brings out their best with skill, humor and humility.

Brian lives in Milton with his wife, two children, and best dog Teddy.

Past Music Directors

Tim Foley, 2012 - 2014
Phil Mears, 2010 - 2011
Mary Bauer, 2008 - 2010
Adam Sawyer, 2006 - 2007
Bruce McRae, 2001 - 2006