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Mr. Gene Butler - High School Conductor


Mr. Gene Butler is in his 2nd year as Director of Bands at Smiths Station and 8th year teaching overall.  At Smiths Station Mr. Butler is the lead teacher for Beginning Band Brass, Marching Band, and Symphonic Band.  Prior to Smiths Station Mr. Butler worked at Trinity Presbyterian School in Montgomery, AL.  During his tenure at Trinity the band program grew from 39 students to over 80 students.  Mr. Butler’s bands have consistently received superior ratings at both marching and concert band assessments.

Mr. Butler received his Bachelor of Music Education and Masters of Science in Music Education degrees from Troy University in Troy, AL.  While at Troy University, Mr. Butler served as drum major for the “Sound of the South” Marching Band, principal tuba of the Troy University Symphony Band, and as an Undergraduate Assistant to the Director of the School of Music. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Music Education degree, the School of Music faculty selected Mr. Butler for the 2010 Outstanding Music Graduate Award.  Most recently, Mr. Butler was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Young Music Educator of the Year for the state of Alabama from the Alabama Music Educator’s Association.

Mr. Butler currently serves on the Alabama Bandmaster’s Association Board of Directors as the Chairman for the Alabama Bandmaster’s Association District VI.  Mr. Butler and his wife, Karen, reside in Smiths Station, AL, with their children, Julie, Rebecca, and James.

Last Updated: 05/22/2018