Outstanding Young Band Director

Each year, the Theta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu honors one young band director who demonstrates an exceptionally high level of passion and leadership. Candidates have developed band programs and have contributed professionally to the South Carolina Band Directors Association.

2015Ben HingleCheraw High School
2016James BarnesBlythewood High School
2017Rick LangdaleEasley High School
2018Ben PounceyCharles B. DuBose Middle School
2019Alex HelmsLake View Middle School
2020Meredith MelvenOakbrook Middle School
2022Kolman McMurphyClinton High School
2023Jordan LairdForest Creek Middle School
2024Will EasterdaySullivan Middle School