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James Morrison
Director of High School Bands

James Morrison is in his first year as Director of High School Bands at Coweta Public Schools. Prior to Coweta Public Schools, Mr. Morrison served as Director of Bands at the Broken Arrow Freshman Academy and taught the Pride of Broken Arrow. Mr. Morrison also served in the Berryhill, Hominy, and Olive public schools in Oklahoma.

Mr. Morrison’s bands have received numerous Superior ratings and Sweepstakes awards over the years. He was honored to be the 2012 Oklahoma Music Educators Association Exemplary Teacher Award winner, is a past president of the Oklahoma Bandmaster’s Association, the 2012 Berryhill Public Schools Teacher of the Year, and has been inducted into the Oklahoma Bandmaster's Association Hall of Fame in 2021. Mr. Morrison is an active clinician and adjudicator in the state of Oklahoma.

Mr. Morrison is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the University of Akron. He served as the Instructor of Tuba at Oklahoma State University for 16 years, having held similar positions at the University of Arkansas and the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory.

Mr. Morrison has performed with the Kansas City Symphony, the Tulsa Philharmonic, the Cleveland Youth Orchestra, the Tulsa Signature Symphony, Tulsa Ballet Orchestra, the Missouri Brass Quintet, and the Starlight Band.

Brandon M. Collins
Director of Junior High Bands

Brandon Collins is in his first year as Director of Junior High Bands at Coweta Public Schools. Prior to Coweta Public Schools, Mr. Collins served as Director of Bands at Childers Middle School in Broken Arrow. Mr. Collins also served as Director of Bands and Choirs at Locust Grove, as well as the Associate Director of Bands at Skiatook. In 2012, he graduated with academic distinction from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Music Education, and in 2020, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master of Music Education. He is a member of the Mu chapter for Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Mr. Collins has earned numerous superior ratings and sweepstakes at OSSAA District and State Contests for marching band, concert band, and sight-reading performances, and he has served as the NCDA high school chair for 2017-2018. His students have received numerous superior ratings for both solos and ensembles at Solo and Ensemble Contest, and his private clarinet studio includes All-District and All-State students from Norman, Berryhill, Skiatook, Sperry, Owasso, Bixby, Union, and Broken Arrow. He has served as a member of the Tulsa Praise Orchestra, Starlight Band, and as the Director of the Celebrations Choir and Frontline Singers for Tulsa Praise Orchestra.

Jacob Wright
Assistant Director

This is Jacob Wright's eighth year with the Coweta Band. He received his bachelor's in music education from Capital University. He marched with the Glassmen Drum and Bugle Corps from 2009-2012. While marching with the Glassmen, he was a section leader and also received the brass member of the year in 2012. He has been inducted into Alpha Chi and Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society. Mr. Wright has also served as an instructor for the Zephyrus drum corps. In addition to participating in many music ensembles, Jacob Wright enjoys spending time with his wife, Taylor.

Brittany Stoddard
Assistant Director

Brittany Stoddard is in her fourth year with the Coweta Band. Prior to coming to Coweta, Mrs. Stoddard taught band at Hilldale Public Schools (2015-2019).  Mrs. Stoddard received her Bachelor of Music Education from Northeastern State University and received her Master of Music from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her teaching duties include assisting with the High School Band, directing High School Jazz II, teaching 6th grade classes, assisting with the Junior High Ensembles, teaching the High School Brass Quintets, and the horn ensembles. Mrs. Stoddard's professional affiliations include Oklahoma Bandmaster's Association, Oklahoma Music Educator's Association, and the International Horn Society.

Stacy Anderson
Band Administrative Assistant

Stacy Anderson is the Administrative Assistant for the Coweta Band Program.  Stacy lives in Coweta with her husband Kyle and her 3 daughters.  Prior to becoming the Administrative Assistant, Stacy ran the concession program for the band while being an active band parent.  She believes band is so much more than just a class.  It is important  not only in her daughters’ lives but the lives of every student that comes through the door.

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