Mark of Excellence
Welcome to the Germantown Middle School Band! More information can be found at our website.
Jim Peacock is in his eighth year as the Germantown Middle School Band Coordinator in Madison, MS. Under his direction, ensembles have consistently earned superior awards at the MHSAA State Concert Evaluation, as well as numerous festival honors at Choice Music Events. In 2017, the GMS Advanced Band was a featured performing ensemble at the University of Alabama Middle School Honor Band. In 2019, they were selected to perform at the Music for All Southeastern Regional Festival held at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA. They will also be featured as the first middle school band to ever be invited to perform at the 2021 statewide Mississippi Bandmasters Convention.
Mr. Peacock is an active clinician throughout Mississippi and Alabama. His conducting engagements include the Pearl Jr. High School Honor Band in Pearl, MS; Scott County Middle School Honor Band in Forest, MS; University of Alabama Middle School Honor Band in Tuscaloosa, AL; Co-Lin Junior College Regional Middle School Honor Band in Wesson, MS; and the Gulf Coast BDA Honor Band in Gulfport, MS. He was also a clinician at the Mississippi Band Directors Association Convention in 2015, 2016, and 2018, and at the Mississippi State University Band Director Summer Symposium in 2015. In 2020, Mr. Peacock was awarded “Director of the Year” for the East Central Mississippi Band Director’s Association.
Mr. Peacock is currently in his 17th year of teaching. Prior to Germantown Middle School, he served as Middle School Band Coordinator at Madison Middle School in Madison, MS; Director of Bands at Wilson Middle School in Plano, TX; Assistant Band Director at Westwood Junior High in Richardson, TX; Assistant Band Director at Tejeda Middle School in San Antonio, TX; and Head Band Director at Metzger Middle School in San Antonio, TX. During his time in San Antonio, he served as Pep Band director at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 2003 to 2005.
He is a 2001 graduate of Louisiana State University, where he received his Bachelor of Music Education degree. While at LSU, he served as a member of the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Frank Wickes and studied conducting with Dr. Linda Moorhouse. He also holds a Master of Educational Leadership degree from William Carey University, which he earned in 2019. His professional affiliations include ASBDA of Mississippi, the National Band Association, and the Mississippi Band Directors Association. Mr. Peacock has also served as a Festival Site Coordinator for Choice Music Events, hosting concert festivals across the state of Texas. Along with his teaching duties, Mr. Peacock serves the school leadership team as Fine Arts Department Chair, teaches a private trumpet studio, and is an active musician in the Jackson, MS, metro area.