Terry Miller was recently promoted to Director of Bands for Holmes Community College. He previously served as assistant band director for the college.
Miller holds both a master’s in music education and a bachelor’s in music education (trumpet performance, with jazz emphasis) from Jackson State University. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Mississippi Bandmasters’ Association. He has studied music with Dr. Darci Bishop, Dr. David Ware, Dr. Russell Thomas Jr. and Dr. London Branch.
He has taught both high school and middle school bands for 18 years, most notably at Madison Central High School, where his students earned many awards for superior music performance during his time as an assistant director there. He has also served as director of bands at Forest Hill High School and Velma Jackson High School. Miller was recognized by the Mississippi Jazz Foundation in November 2019 and presented the music education award at the 16th Annual “Night of Musical Artistry.”
Miller is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing Band in Cherry Pt NC, the III Marine Expeditionary Force Band in Okinawa, Japan and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Band in 29 Palms, California. Sergeant First Class Miller is currently a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard, and directs the Magnolia Blues, the large jazz ensemble of the 41st Army Band. His military decorations include the Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.
Miller is an active professional musician who has performed with national artists including Lee Greenwood, The Mighty Temptations, the Fabulous O’Jays and Verve Pipe. He is a recording and performing member of The Vamps, the Southern Komfort Brass Band, the Big Easy Three and The Terry Miller Project. He lives in Madison with his wife, Simonee, and his son, Myles. His wife is also employed with Holmes, serving as an academic counselor.