Lois U. Wiggins, Retired Band Director, taught for 33 years in Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana. Most recently she served as Band Director at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky. Ms. Wiggins received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Austin Peay State University, a Master of Music Education from the University of Georgia, and a Rank I in Secondary Education from Western Kentucky University.
Ms. Wiggins is past Kentucky Music Educators Association State Band Chair (2015-16) and served for 10 years as Band Content Area Leader for the Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington Kentucky. She is a past member and Associate Conductor of the Lexington Brass Band. Ms. Wiggins is currently a Co-Conductor with the Central Kentucky Youth Repertory Orchestra and part-time faculty in the School of Music at the University of Kentucky.
Lois has guest conducted honor bands and adjudicated at concert band, marching band and solo & ensemble festivals throughout Ohio, Tennessee and Kentucky including the Foster Music Camp in Richmond Kentucky. Ms. Wiggins has also served as a clinician at the KMEA In-Service Conference, Tapestry Multicultural Conference, Music for All Summer Music Symposium and the Virtual Music Education Conference. Her professional affiliations include Phi Beta Mu Band Masters Fraternity, the National Band Association, Women Band Directors National Association, Sigma Alpha Iota & Phi Delta Kappa.
Ms. Wiggins is a 2016 Grammy Music Educator Award National Finalist and received the International Women’s Brass Conference “Beacon Award” in 2015. Phi Beta Mu International Band Masters Fraternity recognized Lois as “Outstanding Young Band Director in Kentucky” in 1992 and “Outstanding Bandmaster in 2010. Ms. Wiggins was named KMEA Middle School Teacher of the year in 2000.