Mrs. Hughes - Band

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Mrs. Marissa Hughes

Mrs. Hughes in front of her classroom door


Mrs. Hughes is the Band Director at Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts. She teaches instrumental music exploratory classes, 5th grade band, 6th grade band, 7th and 8th grade combined concert band, jazz band, and music theory. Mrs. Hughes loves being a teacher at Miller South especially because she was a former student! As a 4th grader she began in the vocal and piano program and had the opportunity to join band in 5th grade on the alto saxophone. Miller South was such an inspiration that she continued to pursue music at Firestone in their VPA program where she became a field commander in the marching band and band president. After graduating from Firestone she continued her music education at The University of Akron where she was a member of various ensembles including the symphonic band, jazz ensemble, saxophone quartets, jazz combos, university singers, and marching band. After graduation she was hired in the Akron Public School District and has been teaching at Miller South for the past 5 years. During that time she continued her education during the summers at the VanderCook College of Music in Chicago, Illinois earning her Master's in Music Education. She enjoys rehearsing and preparing her bands for performances and collaborative experiences within the other arts, academics and in the community. Miller South is a special place where creative opportunities are part of the daily curriculum and finds it a joy to see students progress and develop their passions while at Miller South.