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Justin Craft promoted to Director of Bands

Holmes Community College is thrilled to announce the well-deserved promotion of Justin Craft to the position of Director of Bands at Holmes for the upcoming 2024-2025 academic year. Craft’s journey within the institution has been marked by dedication, talent, and a deep commitment to musical education.

Craft’s career at Holmes began in the fall of 2022 when he joined the Fine Arts Department as the Assistant Director of Bands on the Goodman Campus. During his time there, Craft has showcased exceptional leadership skills, a profound understanding of music education, and a passion for nurturing young talents.

Prior to his time at Holmes, Craft enriched his expertise through four years of service within the Rankin County School District. His academic credentials include a Master’s in Music Education from The University of Southern Mississippi and a Bachelor’s in Music Education from Mississippi College, reflecting his unwavering dedication to honing his craft and staying at the forefront of music pedagogy.

Craft’s personal life is equally inspiring, with a supportive family comprising his wife Allison, who serves as the Assistant Band Director at Germantown HS, and their daughter Lillian. Together, they have created a harmonious balance between professional excellence and personal fulfillment, further enhancing Craft’s ability to connect with his students and colleagues alike.

As Craft steps into his new role, he brings with him not only a wealth of experience but also a vision brimming with excitement and great expectations for the Holmes Community College Band Program. His promotion underscores the college’s commitment to fostering a vibrant arts community and providing unparalleled opportunities for students to excel in their musical endeavors.

The Holmes Fine Arts Department eagerly anticipates the continued growth and success of the Holmes Band Program under his leadership.


to Justin Craft on this remarkable achievement and eagerly anticipate the continued growth and success of the Holmes Community College Band Program under his leadership.


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national origin, sex, age, disability or genetic information in its educational programs and activities,
employment practices, or admissions processes. The following administrators have been designated to handle
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Inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI, ADEA, and Title IX are coordinated by the Vice President for
Compliance and Institutional Research, Henry B. McClellan Administration Building, Post Office Box 369,
Goodman, MS 39079, Phone: 662-472-9429,

Inquiries regarding compliance with Section 504 and ADA are coordinated by the Disability Student Services
Coordinator, M.R. Thorne Vocational-Technical Building, Room 110, Post Office Box 369, Goodman, MS 39079,
Phone: 662-472-9088,
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