About The MS Band
Director of Middle School Bands
Charleston County School of the Arts
Alice Adkins Aldredge has over 33 years of experience teaching middle and high school bands in North and South Carolina. Before relocating to SC, she was the director of bands at Northwest Cabarrus Middle School and assisted at Northwest Cabarrus High School in Concord, NC. Other teaching experiences include nine years working as the Director of Bands at Croatan High School and Broad Creek Middle School in Newport, NC. During her tenure at Croatan, the program garnered national recognition at Bands of America and Winter Guard International Championship events. Additionally, she served as the Director of Bands at Scotland High School. This program was a flagship program for the South Eastern District and was selected to perform at the North Carolina Music Educators Conference. Her bands have consistently received superior ratings and she has regularly placed students in region and all state bands. She was elected to serve as President of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association and is a retired member of the North Carolina Bandmasters Association. She is also national board certified and holds professional membership in the prestigious American School Band Directors Association & Phi Beta Mu Honoary Band Fraternity. Mrs. Aldredge is an active clinician and adjudicator for marching and concert bands and has worked in Texas, Mississippi, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Additional personal accolades include NCBA Award of Excellence Award for the Southeastern District and Teacher of the Year awards from Carver Middle School and Northwest Cabarrus Middle School. Mrs. Aldredge resides in Summerville SC with her husband Tripp and son Greyson.
The purpose of the SOA Middle School Band Boosters is to:
- Provide financial and logistical support to the band and the director;
- Promote a positive image to the students;
- Aid in the development of student involvement;
- Promote student leadership;
- Assist and support the band director; and
- Cooperate in creating and maintaining an outstanding band.