Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Alabama.
Mr. Michael Chambless
Michael Chambless is in his sixth year teaching at Thompson Middle School, and in his fifth year as Director of Bands. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Alabama in the spring of 2014. During his time in college, he was an active performer in the University of Alabama Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, and Saxophone Quartet. He was also a section leader in the alto saxophone section in the Million Dollar Band.
Prior to teaching at Thompson Middle School, Mr. Chambless was the band director at Hillcrest and Duncanville Middle Schools in Tuscaloosa, AL. Under his direction, the band received superior ratings at Alabama's Music Performance Assessment. His professional affiliations include the National Band Association, National Association for Music Education, Alabama Music Educators Association, and the Alabama Bandmasters Association.