Campbell Has New Band Director

Zac Codgill

Zac Codgill

Campbell High School starts the school year with a new band director who has a challenge to the students and the community.

Zachary Codgill, the music man who took the South Cobb High Band to the presidential inaugural parade in 2009, has been named Director of Bands at Campbell.

While there are some 175 students in the music program — not including chorus — the Marching Spartans only field about 50 musicians on the football field at halftime. Codgill has plans to grow that number.

“I see a new energy and spirit behind the Campbell bands,” Codgill said. “We want to modernize and overhaul the band, partly by bringing the booster club in on a larger scale.”

Working with him are two assistants, Kirk Stroud, Associate Director of Bands, and

Steven Walker, Director of Percussion Studies. Jeanne Kolter is Department of Bands Secretary.

The Band Boosters are led by Joanna Collins, President; Matt Teli, Kim Waters, and Leslie Moore, vice presidents; Sonya Gallman, Secretary; and Melissa Mikulka, Treasurer.

The curriculum has three bands — Freshman, Concert and Symphonic — while the marching band is extracurricular.

Codgill and the Boosters have set a  $100,000 fundraising goal, “Bucks for the Band.”  The funds will be for capitol expenses like new uniforms, trailer for transporting the band to games and competitions, and an instructional tower for evaluating student rehearsal and performance.  The community can donate on the web-site ( and all donations are tax deductible.

“The band’s current uniforms are entering their 11th season and are now over a decade old,” Codgill said.  “The band does not have a trailer to transport their instruments or equipment.  There is also no instructional tower for directors to evaluate student performance. “