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Daniel Beams

Director of Bands
3rd Period Conference 
Please make sure to take a look at our band homepage which can be found here.

Daniel Beams is a 2014 Graduate of Campbellsville University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Music Education. Mr. Beams began his teaching career with the Marion County School District where he served as the 21st Century Community Learning Director. He then went on to serve the LaRue County School System as the middle school band director and assistant high school director. Mr. Beams is currently the high school director of bands for Marion County Public Schools.

Mr. Beams is an active member of the National Association for Music Education, Kentucky Music Educators Association, as well as the Fourth District Band Directors Association where he serves as middle school honor band chair. He is currently a candidate for a Master's Degree in Music Education at Campbellsville University.  Mr. Beams has spent time coaching Miss Kentucky America and Miss Outstanding Teen participants for the past 2 years and has extensive experience in adjudicating individual and group performance.


2017-18 School Schedule

1st Period - MCKA Music Humanities

2nd Period - MCKA Music Humanities

3rd Period - Conference/travel

4th Period - MCHS Muisic Humanities

5th Period - MCHS Music Humanities

6th Period - MCHS 8th Grade Band

7th Period - High School Band


Dear Parent/Guardian

As the director of the Marion County Public Schools, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the MCHS Band Experience. We believe the MCHS Band Program to be one of the brightest in our state. This is due to excellent staff, boosters, a supportive community, and of course, great kids. It is our goal, at MCHS, to help all kids to reach their full potential.

The academic year provides an opportunity for the band to strive in being the best it can be. Musical activities for the Marion County Band encompass a wide scope and encourage each member to reach the highest possible level of success.

As a member and part of this excellent program, you will have responsibilities to meet. We expect you to do your part - be at rehearsals, participate in fundraisers, practice individually, etc. Most of all, we expect that in everything you do, both inside and outside the program, you will strive for excellence that will continue our tradition of an outstanding program. In all aspects of their lives, our members will excel at what they choose.

You will find a cross section of this school in our band. We have athletes, scholars, and socialites. We have leaders in virtually every club and activity in the school. Members of the National Honor Society are common, and many of our students will receive scholarships to college—not just in music, but in many other areas.

Since most of our members will not become professional musicians, this may be your best opportunity to be in the spotlight and be recognized as an outstanding performer. We want this to be a once in a lifetime opportunity and to be the best possible experience for you. Therefore, we do expect that you will give it your all at all rehearsals and performances.

This is a winning team with a rich tradition of which you are now a virtual part. As with any activity, you get out of it what you put into it. We want the best for you and that is the reason the program demands the best from you. You have the opportunity to enjoy great times as part of this band, and we look forward to sharing them with you. The students, parents, administrators, staff, and directors will use this handbook as a convenient source of information regarding the very aspects of the Marion County Band. We have tried to cover as thoroughly as possible every facet of the program.

Students, together with parents, should read this handbook carefully and must sign and return the appropriate forms and agreements in the back. Band members are expected to understand and abide by all rules and regulations set forth in this handbook. We look forward to getting to know each of you better in the coming year and celebrating many successes together!


Daniel Beams
MC Director of Bands


Please make sure to take a look at our band homepage which can be found here.