Matthew Chambless, Director of Bands

Matthew Chambless began his teaching career in 2014 and is the Director of Bands at Simmons Middle School. Mr.Chambless has held positions at Chickasaw High School, Holtville Middle School/High School, and Double Springs Middle School/Winston County High School. Bands under the direction of Mr. Chambless have consistently received superior ratings at marching band competitions and have received superior ratings at the Alabama Music Performance
Assessment.


Mr. Chambless holds membership in the National Association for Music Education, Alabama
Bandmasters Association, and the Alabama Education Association. Mr. Chambless’ teaching
responsibilities at Simmons include Honor Band, all Beginning Band classes, and assists in
teaching Concert Band and Jazz Band.


Mr. Chambless earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Instrumental Music Education from The University of Alabama. During his tenure at Alabama, Mr. Chambless was an active performer
and held positions with the Million Dollar Band, Alabama Wind Ensemble, Alabama Symphonic
Band, Huxford Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Jazz Ensemble, Alabama Brass Choir, and the
Alabama Trumpet Ensemble, where he served as the conductor of the trumpet ensemble in
2013.


Mr. Chambless is still an active trumpet performer who has previously held a position in the Shoals Symphony Orchestra and is now an active member of the community band Alabama
Winds. Mr. Chambless currently performs at many churches in the Birmingham, AL area.


Mr. Chambless enjoys playing tennis, spending time with friends and family, and traveling. Mr.
Chambless is married to Victoria Chambless, who is an outstanding flute player and the Director of Bands at Rudd Middle School. As a native of Hoover, AL, and a product of Hoover City Schools, Mr. Chambless is thrilled to be teaching in Hoover City Schools and serving as the
Director of Bands at Simmons Middle School.