Ms. Jennifer Hamilton

Phone: 480-472-8207

Jennifer Hamilton is the Director of Bands at Red Mountain High School. Under her direction, the Red Mountain Honors Band has received superior ratings, and the “Marching Pride” has been recognized as one of the top 8 marching bands in their division, recently finishing 2nd place. Previously, she was the Band and Orchestra Director at Coconino High School in Flagstaff, Arizona from 2003 – 2017, where the band was a featured ensemble at the Arizona Music Educators Association Conference in 2007 and 2012. Prior to this appointment, Ms. Hamilton taught high school bands in Georgia and Florida. She received a Bachelor of Music Education from The University of Georgia in 1995 and a Master of Music in Conducting from The University of Kentucky in 2001 In 2009, she was the recipient of the O.M. Hartsell Excellence in Teaching Award and in 2014, she was one of three finalists for the Coconino County Teacher of the Year. Ms. Hamilton is an active clinician and adjudicator throughout the state of Arizona and has served in many leadership positions including AMEA Northwest Band Chair, Vice-President of High School Activities, and President from 2015 – 2017.

Tarin Jones is currently in his third year as the Assistant Director of Bands at Red Mountain High School. He is a Glendale native and received a Bachelor of Music Education from Arizona State University in 2020.