Published: Aug 05, 2010 7:35 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 05, 2010 4:35 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - In an e-mail letter to band boosters and band parents today, Barron Collier High School Principal Tim Kutz announced the hiring of a new band director.

“Interviews were held Wednesday afternoon. Candidates fielded questions from a committee that consisted of parents, school administration, and current band staff. I am pleased to announce that Mr. Benny Bolden was the unanimous selection and has been hired as our new Band Director. Mr. Bolden comes to us from Miami Northwestern High School where he has been the Band Director since 2007. Mr. Bolden is a graduate of Florida A & M University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Educational Leadership from Capella University.

Mr. Bolden is working with Mr. Phipps in preparation for band camp. He will be here to lead band camp starting on Monday morning. He is very excited and can't wait to get started.”