Our Directors    

  Jonathan Byrd    

Head Band Director

Mr. Byrd has been the Head Band Director at Obion County Central High School since the Fall of 2013. 

Mr. Byrd is a 2006 graduate of Obion County Central High School. In May of  2010, Mr. Byrd graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin with High Honors earning his Bachelor of Music Degree with an emphasis on K-12 Instrumental Music. In 2018, Mr. Byrd was granted Tenure by the Obion County School System. In 2021, Mr. Byrd will be beginning his 12th year of teaching. Mr. Byrd has been married to his wife Jessica since 2010, and he loves his fur babies Roxie (dog) and Alice (cat) very much.

Ped Foster

Assistant Band Director

Mr. Foster has been teaching for the Obion County School System since 2002. During this time, he has worked on and off with the High School Programs. For the past twelve years, he has been the Junior High Band Director and Elementary Music Teacher at Black Oak Elementary. In 2015, Mr. Foster returned to the high school to take on a more acitve role as an Assistant Band Director. Mr. Foster graduated from Glencliff High School in Nashville, TN. His Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Performance and Music Education, respectively, were earned at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. He is married to Mrs. Jeanne Foster and has two Children, Garrett and Emmalee Foster.