The library at Arab High School was packed Thursday night, mostly with band students and parents who were there to meet new Arab High School band director Ty Parker.

A 2005 graduate of Vinemont High School, Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Alabama and a master’s in music education from Auburn University.

While in the Million Dollar Band at Alabama, Parker was the saxophone section leader his sophomore year and drum major his junior and senior years.

A classical pianist, he has performed with the Alabama Wind Ensemble, the Alabama Symphonic Band, the Alabama Percussion Ensemble and the Alabama Piano Studio.

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