Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Music Education - Auburn University Class B Certification

Sam Becker

Hello everyone! My name is Mr. Sam Becker, and this is my second year of teaching at Hillcrest Middle School. Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, I graduated from Grissom Highschool in 2017 and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Auburn University. While at Auburn, I served as Mellophone section leader for two years and freshman advisor for one year for the Auburn University Marching Band, performed in the University’s top concert ensemble, the Symphonic Winds, and was a member of the Auburn University Pep Band. Also during my time at Auburn, I was a member of the Horn Studio, where I had the opportunity to perform and study under the direction of Dr. Bill Schaffer, I was a member United Sound, whose mission is to provide musical performance experiences for students with special needs through peer mentorship, and served as a member of Kappa Kappa Psi National Band Service Fraternity.

 I am so excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to start making music with you all! If you have any questions about any of the ensembles or classes the band offers, please reach out to me by email at I’m excited for you to be a part of the Hillcrest Band Family, Go Patriots!