Band Director Information
Travis W. Kimber is currently in his nineteenth year as a music educator and his fifteenth year as the Director of Bands at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School. He has served as a part of the MLK High School faculty since the school’s opening in 2001 and was named teacher of the year for the 2012-2013 school year. Under Mr. Kimber’s leadership, the MLK Band has established itself as one of the most respected band programs in the country. Mr. Kimber has earned superior ratings in each of the nineteen years that he has taught. Mr. Kimber’s professional affiliations include the Georgia Music Educators Association, the National Association for Music Education, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. Mr. Kimber is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Mr. Kimber received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Florida A&M University. Mr. Kimber is married to the lovely Tangela Kimber and together they have two children, Angela and Andrew.
Mr. H. T. Monte is in his 20th year of teaching and 5th year as the Associate Band Director of Martin Luther King Jr. High School, and 5th year as the Director of Bands at Salem Middle School in Lithonia Georgia. Mr. Monte is a native of Columbus GA, and was a graduate of William H. Spencer High School. After high school, Mr. Monte earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from the Unsinkable Albany State University in Albany, GA, where he served as Drum-major for three years. Mr. Monte held a professional membership in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, Georgia Music Educator Association, and served as Detroit Wind Symphony President. Also, Mr. Monte is a proud member of KAPPA KAPPA PSI music fraternity. He was named Teacher of the Year at Freedom Middle School during the 2009-2010 school year, and has been nominated for Teacher of the Year at Salem Middle School as well. Mr. Monte is married to the wonderful Monica Monte and together they have three children, Harold Jr., James and Norman.
The Host Band
The Martin Luther King Jr., High School Marching Band (better known as the “Kings of Halftime”) serves as the Host Band for the MLK Marching Band Extravaganza. As hosts, they give a showcase performance and help promote the event. In exchange for MLK performing hosting duties, additional proceeds as well as 100% of the bands tickets sales will be donated directly to the MLK band booster organization.
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