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John Bradley

John Bradley is a native of Monroeville, Alabama.  He holds the Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts Degrees from the University of Alabama and Certification in School Administration from Alabama State University.  At the University of Alabama he was solo trumpet with the Million Dollar Band and was the leader of the Alabama Cavaliers Dance Band.  He also played with the University Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Bradley has a total of 36 years of teaching experience in the public schools in Alabama.  He has served as band director in Selma, Mt. Brook, and Hueytown as well as at Monroe County High School and Monroeville Junior High School in Monroeville.  His bands have consistently received superior ratings in concert competition at the district and state levels as well as superior ratings in marching competitions.  The Monroe County High School band twice received Best in Class awards at the Six Flags Over Georgia Band Competition.

Mr. Bradley has served as President of the Alabama Bandmasters Association, Chairman of District VII of ABA and served on the Board of Directors of the Alabama Music Educators Association.  He was also appointed by the State Superintendent of Education to serve on a committee to develop the standards for Fine Arts Education in Alabama.  He served 5 years with the Alabama National Guard Band and 31 years with the 313th U.S. Army Reserve Band serving 12 years as First Sergeant and Assistant Director. During this time he was the recipient of the Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.

He has served as President of Phi Beta Mu Bandmaster Honorary Fraternity and is a member of the Alabama Bandmasters Association, Florida Bandmasters Association, Alabama Music Educators Association, and the National Association for Music Education.  Mr. Bradley has been a band adjudicator and clinician in the southeastern United States.  He is a 2015 inductee into the Alabama Music Educators Hall of Fame. 

Since his retirement he has worked part time with the Briarwood Christian Band and currently works with the Homewood Band program.  He plays trumpet professionally in the Birmingham area.  He and his wife Jane, have two daughters and five grandchildren.