A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, David Aydelott is the Director of Bands at Franklin High School in the Williamson County Tennessee School District.
Before his appointment at Franklin in 2007, Mr. Aydelott taught at Lexington High School in Tennessee, John Overton High School in Nashville, and Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee. During his tenure at those schools, students distinguished themselves through musical performance. John Overton High School’s music department was even selected as a 1999 “Signature Gold School” by the National Association of the Recording Arts and Sciences.
Franklin High School has a long history of excellence in band performance. Bands at Franklin have marched in the Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Franklin was named Grand Champion of the 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016 Middle Tennessee State University “Contest of Champions.” Franklin has been a finalist, class champion, regional champion, and is a three-time National Class AAA Runner-up at the BOA Grand National Championships. In 2014 Franklin was awarded the Sudler Shield, an international award for high school marching band sponsored by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.
David Aydelott is President of the Tennessee Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Mu, Immediate Past-President of the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, past Band Chair for the Tennessee Music Education Association and has served as a representative on the Executive Board of the MTSBOA. Mr. Aydelott holds membership in MTSBOA, Tennessee Music Educators Association, National Association for Music Education, Tennessee Bandmasters Association, and Professional Educators of Tennessee. In December of 2014, Mr. Aydelott was presented as a John Philip Sousa Foundation Laureate of the Bandworld “Legion of Honor.” In the spring of 2015, Mr. Aydelott was inducted into the MTSU Band of Blue Hall of Fame. He and his wife Renee have two children, Katherine and Meredith.