Shelman D. Miller
Mr. Shelman D. Miller is the band director at Columbia High School in Huntsville, AL. He is a native of Atlanta, GA and an alumnus of Benjamin Elijah Mays High School. After being introduced to the piano at age six, Shelman began learning the violin as a part of his elementary school orchestra. While continuing private piano lessons, Mr. Miller has won several superior ratings in the National Piano Guild Competitions. While attending Benjamin Elijah Mays High School, Shelman was a member of every performing ensemble; Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band and has even performed for the Georgia Music Educators Association. Mr. Miller was the principal tuba player for the Atlanta Public Schools Youth Orchestra and was selected to be a member of the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Marching Band.
A graduate of Alabama A & M University with a bachelors and masters degree in Instrumental Music Education, Shelman resides in Huntsville, AL and has taught in Huntsville City Schools since 2002. He stays musically active by performing with community concert bands such as the Huntsville Concert Band and the Twickenham Winds. Mr. Miller serves as musician for West Mastin Lake Baptist Church and has also performed in ensembles to accompany the Aeolians of Oakwood University, as well as the Alabama A & M University Choir. He also plays trombone with The Quantaphonics, a funk band out of Huntsville, AL. Shelman is also the tuba player and co-leader for Coolbone Brass Band, a New Orleans-style brass band which has toured several countries including Ecuador, France, Italy, and Turkey. Mr. Miller is an adjunct instructor at Alabama A & M University and an assistant director for the Marching Maroon & White Band. He has also been selected to perform with the Band Directors Marching Band and will march in the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. Most recently, Shelman was elected Alabama Bandmasters Association Vice Chair of District 1.