Our Directors and Staff
David Aydelott, Band Director
A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, David Aydelott is the Director of Bands at Franklin High School in the Williamson County Tennessee School District.
Before his appointment at Franklin, Mr. Aydelott taught at Lexington High School in Lexington, Tennessee, John Overton High School in Nashville, and Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tennessee. During his tenure at those schools, students distinguished themselves on the marching field, the concert stage, and in individual and chamber settings. While at John Overton, the music department was selected as a 1999 “Signature Gold School” by NARAS. Mr. Aydelott was a member of the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.
A recipient of the National Band Association’s Certificate of Merit and the Citation of Excellence, David Aydelott is Immediate Past President of the Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association, Past band Chair for the Tennessee Music Education Association and has served two terms on the Executive Board of the MTSBOA. He served on the 2009 committee to revise the Tennessee instrumental music curriculum and is an active clinician, adjudicator, and arranger. Named in 2010 by School Band and Orchestra magazine as one of the “50 Directors Who Make a Difference,” Mr. Aydelott is an elected member of Phi Beta Mu International School Bandmaster Fraternity and holds membership in MTSBOA, Tennessee Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, Tennessee Bandmasters Association, and Professional Educators of Tennessee. Mr. Aydelott was selected in 2012 as Franklin High School Teacher of the Year. In December of 2014, David Aydelott was presented as a John Philip Sousa Foundation Laureate of the Bandworld “Legion of Honor.” In April of 2015 Mr. Aydelott was inducted into the Middle Tennessee State University “Band of Blue” Club Hall of Fame.
He and his wife Renee have two children, Katherine and Meredith.
Jacob Campos, Assistant Band Director
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Jacob Campos is the Assistant Director of Bands at Franklin High School in the Williamson County Tennessee School District. Before his appointment at Franklin he worked as the assistant band director at McGavock High School. In 2011, he graduated from DePaul University with a double major in Clarinet Performance and Music Education (Magna Cum Laude). He has had extensive study with clarinetists such as Julie DeRoche and Larry Combs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Under the baton of Frank Batisti, Donald Hunsberger, and Robert Reynolds he was principal clarinetist of the 2010 International Youth Wind Orchestra at WASBE, an auditioned group made of musicians from 44 countries. He also has performed with the Classical Symphony Orchestra of Chicago, Mufreesburo Symphony Orchestra, Tennessee Valley Winds, Nashville Wind Ensemble, and many members of the Nashville Symphony.
Jacob Campos is an avid lover of chamber music and small ensemble musicianship. Mr. Campos’ chamber groups that he taught or conducted have performed for Ben Folds, NAM, NAfME, and numerous other prolific venues throughout the Nashville and Chicago area. In 2014 he formed the Franklin Winds as a chamber group and they played at the 2015 Music for All, Chamber Music National Festival in Indianapolis, IN. The Franklin Saxophone Quartet under Mr. Campos’s direction performed at the 2017 Chamber Music National Festival. Additionally, in 2014 he was named a Blue Ribbon Teacher by Metro Nashville Public Schools. He continues to teach privately and play with various ensembles in the middle Tennessee area.
Levi Brandenburg, Color Guard Director
A graduate of Purdue University, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Graphics Technology, Levi began his color guard career during his freshman year at Scottsburg High School, in Scottsburg, IN. After high school, he performed with Hypnotix Winterguard in 2006, Onyx World Winterguard in 2007, 2008, 2010, and The Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps Color Guard in 2007 and 2008 (his age-out year). Levi has worked with several color guard programs, including his role as caption head for the Music City Drum & Bugle Corps Color Guard in 2011, 2012, and 2013.
He currently lives in Nashville, TN. When not teaching color guard, Levi works as a brand manager with an advertising firm in Nashville.
Michael Horvath, Color Guard Director
Originally from O’Fallon, IL, Michael Horvath earned his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010. He works as a Project Manager for Designed Conveyor Systems in Franklin, TN, and he currently resides in Nashville.
Michael performed with the Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps in 2006 and the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps from 2007-2009, including Phantom’s 2008 Drum Corps International (DCI) victory. He has also performed with various winter guards, including the Pride of Cincinnati in 2010. From 2011 through 2013, Michael choreographed for the Music City Drum & Bugle Corps. He has also directed and choreographed for numerous other high school and college color guards throughout the South and Midwest.