Clinton Public Schools and the Clinton Bands are pleased to announce the official appointment of the Director of Bands, Mr. Gavin McAdams. The appointment was unanimously approved by the Clinton Public School Board.
Mr. McAdams received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music education from the University of Southern Mississippi. He began his teaching career at Purvis High School and Purvis Middle School in 2010 where he assisted with all ensembles. In 2012, McAdams became the Director of Bands at Pass Christian Middle School. There he received multiple superior ratings with all middle school ensembles. In 2015, he took the position as Director of Bands at Pass Christian High School. During his time as high school Director of Bands, the marching band consistently received all superior ratings, as well as the Silver Medal at the class 4A State Championships. His concert ensembles received all superior ratings and the Sweepstakes Award each year during his time as director.
McAdams joined the Clinton Band program in 2018 as an assistant director. There he directed all things percussion and co-taught the Symphonic Band. In his time as assistant, the band made finals at multiple BOA competitions, received the prestigious Sweepstakes Award, and the CP Indoor Ensemble was a finalist at the WGI Hattiesburg Regional, as well as the bronze medalist in the MIA State Championships. Gavin and his wife Lana McAdams reside in Clinton and both teach in the district.