Conductor, Repertory Orchestra
Lois U. Wiggins, Band Director at Edythe J. Hayes Middle School in Lexington KY, has taught instrumental music for 31 years in Kentucky, Tennessee & Indiana. Ms. Wiggins received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville TN; a Masters in Music Education degree from the University of Georgia, Athens GA; and a Rank I in Secondary Education, from Western Kentucky University. Past positions include Band Director at Daviess County High School in Owensboro KY and Band Director at North Middle School.
Ms. Wiggins is the Past KMEA Band Chair and also serves as Band Content Area Leader for Fayette County Public Schools. Lois is also a member and assistant conductor of the Lexington Brass Band.
Ms. Wiggins has conducted honor bands in Tennessee and Kentucky and has served as an adjudicator at Concert Band, Marching Band and Solo & Ensemble Festivals throughout Tennessee & Kentucky. Wiggins has also served as a clinician at the KMEA In service Conference and the Tapestry Multicultural Conference. Professional affiliations include: Phi Beta Mu Band Masters Fraternity, National Band Masters Association, Women Band Directors National Association, Sigma Alpha Iota & Phi Delta Kappa. She was recognized by Phi Beta Mu as "Outstanding Young Band Director in Kentucky" in 1992 and “Outstanding Bandmaster in 2010. Ms. Wiggins was named KMEA Middle School Teacher of the year in 2000. She was recently recognized with the “Beacon Award” by the “International Women’s Brass Association and was a National Finalist for the Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award in 2016.