2002 Tony Pike
Tony L. Pike was band director at Davidson High School in Mobile as a culmination to a career in music education lasting 32 years.
Mr. Pike graduated from Hogansville High School in 1977.
He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Troy State University.
Mr. Pike was the band director, elementary music teacher, and choral director at Straughn School (Covington County) from 1980-1986.
He moved to Opp in 1986 to serve as band director at Opp Middle School and Opp High School.
In 1994, Mr. Pike accepted the position of band director at Davidson High School, and served there until his retirement.
Under Mr. Pike's
direction, the Davidson Band has consistently received Superior ratings at the Alabama Bandmasters Association
State Competition Festival.
The band's performances include the Lord Mayor's New Years Day Parade in London (1998 and 2005), the Music Educators National Conference Southern Division Conference (1999), nationwide television coverage in Mickey's Very Merry Christmas parade at Disney World (1999), the Paris New Year's Parade (2001), and Washington D.C.'s National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade (2002).
Professional associations include Music Educators National Conference, Alabama Bandmasters Association
, Phi Beta Mu, Kappa Kappa Psi, Kappa Delta Pi, National Education Association, Alabama Education Association
, and Mobile County Education Association
was elected to Who's Who Among America's Teachers and Who's Who in American Education.
Tony served as chairman of ABA District VIII ABA 1990-94 and president of the Alabama Bandmasters Association.
was Mobile County Council PTA Teacher of the Year