Band Directors

Meet Our Band Directors


Mr. Sheldon Frazier
Director of Bands

Sheldon Frazier

Mr. Sheldon Frazier is currently the Director of Bands at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, GA.

Prior to his appointment at North Cobb, Mr. Frazier served as Associate Director of Bands at McEachern High School in Powder Springs, GA. At McEachern, he taught the Symphonic I Band and Concert Band as well as class piano. During his tenure at McEachern, the Band was a featured performer at Janfest, the GMEA state conference, as well as the University of Alabama. The marching band was a consistent Bands of America finalist at the Jacksonville, Akron, and Powder Springs regional competitions, being named the AAA class champion in 2012 in Akron, Ohio. Mr. Frazier also served as Associate Director of Bands at Plymouth- Canton Educational Park in Canton, MI. While at PCEP, Mr. Frazier led the Symphony and Concert bands while assisting with the PCEP Marching Band and Jazz Bands. During his time at Plymouth, the band program consistently received superior ratings at Michigan Band and Orchestra Festivals as well as placed in the top percentage regionally and nationally in the Bands of America Marching Band circuit.

Mr. Frazier graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. While at WCU, Mr. Frazier performed with the Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Saxophone Quartet, and served as Woodwind Coordinator, Staff Coordinator and two years as Drum Major for the “Pride of the Mountains” Marching Band.

Mr. Frazier is active as a national and regional adjudicator, clinician, and student leadership consultant. He holds memberships in the National Association for Music Education & Georgia Music Educators Association.


Mr. Scott Pannell
Assistant Director of Bands

Scott Pannell

Mr. Pannell, a native of Columbus, Georgia earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Georgia Southern University. Mr. Pannell is in his ninth year as the Assistant Director of Bands at North Cobb High School. Prior to his time with the Cobb County School District, Mr. Pannell was Director of Bands at Sewell Middle School and Assistant Director of Bands at Bremen High School in Bremen, Georgia from 1999-2003. In 2003, Mr. Pannell went on to become the Director of Bands at Lithia Springs High School in Lithia Springs, Georgia. Under his direction the Lithia Springs Marching Band won numerous superior ratings, and several class placements/championships, and a Grand Championship. Mr. Pannell has judged band and percussion at competitions and exhibitions around the Atlanta area and has served as a percussion instructor and clinician at several Georgia high schools. In 2008, Mr. Pannell became an adjudicator for the Southeastern Association of the Performing Arts in the visual caption for the local Indoor Percussion Arena. Since then he is starting to adjudicate throughout the country as a visual judge. He is a member of GMEA, MENC, PAGE, and PAS. Mr. Pannell resides in Douglas County with his wife Dawn, sons Brantley and Render, and daughter Mercy Elise.


NCHS Band Directors through the years


Weston Baxter
(1958 - 1962)


James Pooles
(1962 - 1965)


Jack Redwine
(1965 - 1976)


Scott Ragsdale
(1976 - 1980)


Barry Morgan
(1980 - 1985)


Wally Conrath
(1985 - 1986)


John Abert
(1986 - 1990)


Bob Shreffler
(1990 - 1996)


Greg Williams
(1996 - 2015)


Sheldon Frazier
(2016 - Present)


NCHS Assistant Band Directors through the years


Natasha Johnson
(1994 - 1995)


Andy Esserwein
(1995 - 2002)

 


Scott Pannell
(2007 - Present)


Ginny Markham
(2015)