Cliff Washburn, Band Director
Mr. Washburn is the Director of Bands at Eufaula High School. He is a native of Flomaton, Alabama. This is Mr. Washburn’s eleventh year with the EHS Mighty Tiger Band. He previously taught four years at Lanett High School in Lanett, Alabama. During his tenure there, his band won numerous awards including superior ratings and Best In Class at various marching band competitions, as well as superior ratings at District Band Assessment, and performed at the State Assessment Level.
At Eufaula, the EHS marching band has received superior ratings at many marching contests/festivals, including last year at the Southern Showcase Band Contest in Dothan, AL & the Opelika High School Marching Contest. They have also marched in the Universal Studios STARS Parade in Orlando (2012), the SoundWaves Parade through Sea World in Orlando (2014), and will march in the 2018 Fiesta Flambeau Illumination Parade in San Antonio, Texas on April 28, 2018.
The EHS Symphonic Band has received superior ratings at local, state, and national Concert Band Assessments. They received an overall 1 (superior) at the annual District VIII Music Performance Assessment for the Alabama Bandmaster's Association in 2013 & 2014, 2016, 2017, & 2018. They also received a 1st place trophy at the "Fiesta-Val" Music Festival in Virginia Beach, VA (2007) & in Myrtle Beach, SC (2011), received the Gold Award (superior) and 1st Place at the WorldStrides Heritage Music Festival in New York City (2016), and Silver Award at the Worldstrides Festival in Orlando (2017.)
Prior to entering the teaching field, Mr. Washburn received his Associate's Degree from Jefferson Davis Community College while on scholarship to sing and play trombone with the JD Jazz Show Choir. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumental Music Education from Auburn University concentrating on the trombone. While at Auburn, he participated in many musical ensembles including the prestigious Auburn University Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Campus Band, Trombone Choir, Brass Ensemble, as well as singing in the Auburn University Concert Choir and Vocal Chamber Ensemble. In 2002, Mr. Washburn was selected as Drum Major of the Auburn University Marching Band. He is a brother of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity, and a member of the Alabama Music Educator’s Association, National Association for Music Education, and International Trombone Association.
Eufaula High School Band
530 Lake Drive, Eufaula, AL 36027
office: 334.687.1110 ext. 123