Class of 2020 – James Bobo

Jerry BoboJerry Bobo was band director at Fayette County High School from 1956 until his retirement in 1991. He graduated from Fayette County High School in 1953. He received his BS and MA in music education from the University of Alabama. He later earned the “AA” certificate in music education supervision. 

During his years at Fayette, the band program grew from 54 students to approximately 400. The Fayette County High School Band performed at the Alabama Bandmasters Association State Band Competition Festival 35 consecutive years, earning a Superior rating 31 times and an Excellent rating four times.

Mr. Bobo served as president of the Alabama Bandmasters Association, president of the Fayette County Teachers Association, president of the Rho Chapter of Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity, was named “Alabama Outstanding Music Educator of the Year,” was winner of “Mac” Award, and was guest conductor of the Alabama All-State Blue Band. Mr. Bobo was inducted into the Phi Beta Mu Alabama Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 1986. The Jerry Bobo Music Building at Fayette County High School is named in his honor.