Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. in Music Education
Mr. Alex Shive (Director of Bands)
A native of Opelika, Alabama, Mr. Shive is in his second year as Director of Bands at Cartersville City Schools and is a graduate of Auburn University where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Instrumental Music Education.
During his tenure at Auburn, Mr. Shive performed with multiple ensembles including The Auburn University Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, Basketball Pep Band, Jazz Band, and Brass Ensemble. While at Auburn University, Mr. Shive also worked as an undergraduate staff member, assisting with all logistical needs for the band department.
Since undergrad, Mr. Shive has continued to push his comfort level as an educator and has taught K-12 music in both Alabama and Georgia at Dalton Public Schools, Phenix City School, and now Cartersville City Schools. In addition to his Director of Bands responsibilities, Mr. Shive is also a Front Ensemble Instructor for Atlanta Quest’s Independent Indoor Drumline “Q2”, the Battery Instructor for the Macy’s Great American Marching Band in New York City, and percussion consultant/clinician for multiple schools and universities including Auburn University and Georgia Tech.
Mr. Shive holds professional affiliations with the National Association for Music Education (NAFME), Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA), Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA), Percussive Arts Society (PAS), National Band Association (NBA), and is an Innovative Percussion endorsed educational artist.
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Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Music
Ms. Danielle Lanier (Assistant Director)
Danielle Lanier is a native of Carrollton, Georgia and graduated from Carrollton High School in 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Minor in Spanish from Shorter University in Rome, Georgia and is attending Georgia State University for graduate school.
Danielle has had many performing opportunities on many different instruments. Including Georgia State University Panther Band on trumpet and mellophone (2011-2012), Atlanta Quest Independent Indoor Drumline on cymbals (2014), ALLIANCE Drum and Bugle Corps on trumpet (2014), Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps on mellophone (2015), and Q2 Independent Indoor Drumline as cymbal section leader (2016).
In addition to performing, Danielle has had the opportunity to teach on a few different levels. She has taught band camps at East Hall High School (2014), Woodland High School (2017), and Carrollton High School (2017); and has been on the marching band staff at Carrollton High School (2015) and Harrison High School (2016-2017). She has also taught indoor drumline at Harrison High School (2015-2017) and Q2 Independent Indoor Drumline (2017-2018). Danielle has also held the role of Administrative Assistant at ALLIANCE Drum and Bugle Corps (2016) and Administrative Assistant/Media Coordinator at Appalachian Sound Drum and Bugle Corps (2017).
Ms. Lanier is now entering her 2nd year as Assistant Director with Cartersville High School.