Brad Parks began his appointment as Director of Bands at Choctawhatchee High School in the summer of 2019 after serving six years as the Associate Band Director. His primary responsibilities included the marching band, concert band and jazz band while assisting with the coordination and oversight of the winter percussion and winter guard ensembles. Mr. Parks’ ensembles earned superior ratings in his time as the associate and the jazz band performed at a wide variety of events throughout the greater Northwest Florida and Southern Alabama areas.

Mr. Parks is a native of Boca Raton, Florida and received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and Certificate in Special Education from  Florida State University. While pursuing his undergraduate degree Mr. Parks served as the Assistant Drum Major of the world-renowned Marching Chiefs. He also served as the state President of the Florida National Association for Music Education Collegiate and held a seat on the Florida Music Educators Association Board of Directors.

Mr. Parks has been active within the marching arts outside of the classroom. He has served on the brass faculty with multiple Drum & Bugle Corps’, including the Troopers, the Blue Stars, and Teal Sound Drum & Bugle Corps’. Before “aging-out” from Drum Corps International, Mr. Parks was a member of the Carolina Crown Drum & Bugle Corps.

His professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, the Florida Music Educators Association, and the Florida Bandmasters Association, and serves on the FMEA Government Relations/Advocacy Committee.

Stephen Mayo began his appointment as the Associate Director of Bands at Choctawhatchee High School in Summer 2019 after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education.  During his time at FSU, he performed in some of the university’s premiere ensembles including the Wind Orchestra and the World Renowned Marching Chiefs. Additionally, he was a sought-after member of the All-Star Young Artist ensemble at the International Tuba/Euphonium Association’s conference held in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Prior to his appointment at Choctawhatchee High School, Mr. Mayo served as a student-teacher resident at Bloomingdale High School where his primary responsibilities included the freshman band, the percussion ensemble, and assisting with the symphonic band and jazz band.  He also served as a brass clinician at several high schools across the state of Florida.

Mr. Mayo is a native of Morganton, North Carolina, and as a supporter in community music involvement, he performed with the Charlotte Tuba/Euphonium ensemble, the Hickory Community theater, and the theater production held at Fred T. Foard High School.

His professional affiliations include the Florida Music Educators Association and the Florida Bandmaster’s Association.

Percussion Staff

Color Guard Staff

Winds Staff