Degrees and Certifications:
Troy University 1991 Bachelors of Music Education (Instrumental Music) Troy University 1994 Masters of Science in Education (Instrumental Music) Troy University 2002 Education Specialist (Instrumental Music) Georgia T6 Certification in Music P-12
Ms. Michelle Moultrie Denison - Band Director
Ms. Denison has a diverse range of experience in the field of music education. She has been the band director and music appreciation teacher at Ben Hill Middle since 2002. Many of those years were also spent assisting with the Fitzgerald High School Band as a woodwind and colorguard instructor. She taught band and general music for grades K-12 at Zion Chapel School in Coffee County, Alabama from 1991-1993. She was also the band director and general music instructor for Irwin County Middle/High School from 1993-2000. Although her concentration is instrumental music, she has some experience with elementary and choral music instruction.
A 1987 graduate of Fitzgerald High School, Ms. Denison played oboe and clarinet in both concert and marching band, and served as drum major during her senior year. At Troy University, she performed with the Sound of the South Marching Band on clarinet and in colorguard. She also performed on oboe in the Symphonic Band and Concert bands, as well as in numerous orchestras for the Opera Workshop, Collegiate Singers and various churches in Alabama and Georgia. She is a member of Tau Beta Sigma, national band service sorority, and Sigma Alpha Iota, professional music fraternity for women.
She is currently performing on oboe in the Azalea Winds Classic Community Band based in Valdosta, Georgia.
Ms. Denison is also the sponsor for the BHMS Needlecrafts Club.
Please scroll down the page to review the new standards, Georgia Standards of Excellence for Music, for Beginning Band (6th grade), Intermediate Band (7th/8th grade), and Music Appreciation (Grades 6,7,8).
8:15 - 8:55 Hurricane Time
9:00 - 9:55 1st Period Beginning Band-6th
10:00 - 10:55 2nd Period PLANNING PERIOD
11:00 - 11:25 Lunch
11:30 - 12:25 3rd Period Music Appreciation-6,7,8
12:30 - 1:25 4th Period Music Appreciation-6,7,8
1:30 - 2:25 5th Period Intermediate Band- 8th
2:30 - 3:25 6th Period Beginning Band- 7th
3:30 - 3:45 Homeroom
3:45 - 4:00 Bus Dismissal
Wednesdays-Professional Learning during Planning Connections Team Meeting Tuesday at 10:00 Professional Learning Community Wednesday at 10:00 Professional Learning Meeting on Thursday at 12:45