Concert Band

About Lassiter High School Bands
Director of Bands | Alfred Watkins

Under his direction, the Lassiter Symphonic Band has performed at some of the finest concert events in America including, the 1986, 1996 and 2011 Georgia Music Educators Association Convention, 1988 National Band Association Biennial Conference, 1989 Black Music Caucus Convention and the 1995 and 1997 Atlanta International Band and Orchestra Clinic.


It has also performed in symposiums on the campuses of the University of Southern Mississippi (1985), University of Georgia (1990, 1997 and 2010), Florida State University (1987), Troy State University (1990) and the University of South Carolina (1992). In 1993, 1995, and in 2002, Lassiter’s top two symphonic bands performed at the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival. 

In 1989, and again in 1996, the Lassiter Symphonic Band performed at the prestigious Mid-West International Band and Orchestra Clinic. In 2005, the Lassiter Percussion Ensemble performed at the Midwest Clinic, at the 2007 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), and performs again at the Midwest Clinic this year.


For twenty consecutive years, all four or five Lassiter Symphonic and Concert Bands earned Superior Ratings in Performance and in Sight Reading at the Georgia Music Educator’s Association Large Group Performance Evaluation.  

District Band Festival Ratings 1977-2013

Lassiter High School  & Murphy Hill School
Alfred L. Watkins