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About Me


My name is Austin Rider, and I am the band director and general music teacher at North Middle School. This is my first year in public education. However, I have been helping various East Tennessee high school drumlines and band programs since the Fall of 2016. 
I graduated from Tennessee Technological University in May of 2021 with a Bachelors of Music degree in K-12 Instrumental Music Education. During my collegiate career at Tennessee Tech, I did my student teaching at Loudon High School, located right in the heart of Loudon County. In May of 2016, I graduated from Sequoyah High School in Madisonville, TN. I was locally born and raised in neighboring Monroe County.

I am super excited to be a new member of the North Middle School family! If you have any questions or interests in our Middle School Band, you are very welcome to contact me via email ( or by contacting the front office at  (865) 986-9944! 

Austin T. Rider