- Advertisement -
Home News Local News Oneida tabs Kingston’s Layne as band director

Oneida tabs Kingston’s Layne as band director

The Oneida Special School District has named Andrew Layne its new band director, Director of Schools Dr. Jeanny Phillips announced this week.

Layne, a native of Kingston, comes to Oneida from the University of Tennessee, where he served as a graduate assistant for the Pride of the Southland Band and earned both a bachelor’s and master’s of music.

The 25-year-old Layne has also completed an internship with the Maryville city school district and served as a trumpet instructor at Knox West High School.

Phillips said Layne comes “highly recommended” from UT. He will direct the high school and middle school Pride of the Tribe band at Oneida.

The Oneida Special School District would like to welcome Mr. Layne and I would like to ask the community to embrace him and provide any support needed as he makes his transition,” Phillips said. “The school district expects excellence and there are good things already happening at Oneida. I look forward to working with Mr. Layne and would like to ask everyone to welcome him with open arms.”

Layne replaces Carter Hoffman as the school system’s band director.

“This is a big hire for the OSSD and I am confident that Mr. Layne is the director to continue the successful path the program has experienced,” Phillips said. “Mr. Layne brings with him a passion for music, a gift for teaching, a competitive nature and, most importantly, a student-centered focus. He cares about students, their success, and how they represent our school and community.”

- Story Continues Below -

Join our mailing list

Get headlines delivered directly to your inbox with the Inside Scott Newsletter.

We will not sell or spam your email address.
- Advertisement -
Independent Herald
Contact the Independent Herald at newsroom@ihoneida.com. Follow us on Twitter, @indherald.
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected

8,951FansLike
1,280FollowersFollow
1,626FollowersFollow

Join our mailing list

We will not sell or spam your email address.

The Latest

Positive coronavirus data seen in Tennessee – but rise expected in Scott County

For the first time in weeks, there is positive coronavirus data coming out of Tennessee, even as the number of cases in Scott County...

Tennessee surpasses 20,000 active cases of coronavirus

As the number of active cases of coronavirus in Tennessee continues to surge, the state surpassed 20,000 active cases on Sunday, to end the...

Garrett: An imperfect union founded on perfect ideas

The United States of America is an imperfect union founded on perfect ideas. When Thomas Jefferson wrote America’s Declaration of Independence in June 1776...

Dept. of Health reports three new cases of coronavirus in Scott County

The TN Dept. of Health reported three new cases of coronavirus in Scott County on Friday, the most in a single day since the...

Related Stories

Tennessee surpasses 20,000 active cases of coronavirus

As the number of active cases of coronavirus in Tennessee continues to surge, the state surpassed 20,000 active cases on Sunday, to end the...

Dept. of Health reports three new cases of coronavirus in Scott County

The TN Dept. of Health reported three new cases of coronavirus in Scott County on Friday, the most in a single day since the...

Scott County woman charged with statutory rape

HUNTSVILLE — A 34-year-old Scott County woman has been charged with seven counts of aggravated statutory rape after allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship...

Tennessee’s active Covid-19 cases top 17,000; Scott County has just one

Tennessee's surge of new coronavirus cases shows no sign of slowing down, with 1,575 new cases announced Thursday — the second-highest single-day total thus...

Scott County has a new case of coronavirus; state sets new single-day record

Scott County Mayor Jeff Tibbals is calling on Scott Countians to do their part to combat the spread of coronavirus
- Advertisement -