Director of Bands
Mr. Vince Tancredi joined the faculty at East Hall High School as the Director of Bands in May 2021. Prior to his current role, Mr. Tancredi served as Director of Percussion for the East Hall Viking Band Program since Fall 2018. Ensembles under his direction have consistently received superior ratings at GMEA concert and marching band events. Mr. Tancredi also served in the East Hall cluster at White Sulphur Elementary School as the General Music Director from 2019-2021.
A native of North Georgia, Mr. Tancredi graduated from The University of North Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education. He maintains a strong partnership with the UNG School of Music and Percussion Studio.
Mr. Tancredi is currently an active clinician, adjudicator, and educator in the North Georgia area. His professional affiliations include the Georgia Music Educators Association, Percussive Arts Society, and the National Association for Music Education. He is a Salyers Percussion endorsed educator.
Director of Bands - EHMS
Mrs. Lauren Brack is honored and excited to be the Band Director at East Hall Middle School. Ms. Brack graduated from the University of North Georgia with a degree in Music Education, and specialized in Euphonium. During her time at the University of North Georgia, she able to perform with the University of North Georgia Wind Ensemble, Low Brass Collective, Percussion Ensemble, Le Belle Voci Women’s Choir, and the University of North Georgia Singers. Ms. Brack was also able to perform/present at multiple conferences such as the Army Field Band’s Tuba-Euphonium Conference, and the Georgia Music Educators Conference. Her professional affiliations include the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) and the Professional Association of Georgia Educators (PAGE).
Director of Percussion
Justin Baker joined East Hall High School as the director of percussion Assistant Director in July of 2021. In addition to his roles at East Hall, Mr. Baker also serves as the director of Bands for Lakeview Academy. Ensembles under Baker’s instruction consistently receive superior ratings at state sanctioned events in both concert and marching settings. Mr. Baker also serves many of the surrounding middle and high school programs as a percussion clinician.
Mr. Baker has spent most of his performing and teaching career in the North Georgia area beginning his percussion teaching career in 2009. He received his undergraduate degree in percussion performance from The University of North Georgia (Dahlonega, Ga). From there, Baker attended Middle Tennessee State University (Murfreesboro, TN,) where he received his master’s in percussion performance. He maintains a strong relationship with both university and percussion programs.
Mr. Baker is an active clinician, adjudicator, and educator in the North Georgia area. His professional affiliations include the Georgia Music Educators Association, Percussive Arts Society, and the National Association for Music Education.
Mr. Jakob Alexandrian joined the East Hall High School Band staff as percussion coordinator in the summer/fall of 2018 and currently serves as the batterie arranger for the 2020 season. He is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at the University of North Georgia.
Jakob has a wealth of experience in both the high school and world-class levels of the marching activity. He is a graduate of Flowery Branch High School where he spent 7 years with the drumline in both the winter program and marching band. He also marched 4 seasons with Palmetto/Equinox Percussion, serving as section leader for the latter 2 seasons. In the drum corps world, Jakob spent the summer of 2019 with the Spirit of Atlanta drum and bugle corps and will be marching with The Cadets in the summer of 2021.
Color Guard Coordinator
Ms. Janie Hancock joined the East Hall High School Band staff as the Color Guard Coordinator in Fall, 2018. She is currently attending the University of North Georgia to pursue a Bachelor's degree in Marketing.
Janie has marched two seasons with the Drum Corps Associates group, Atlanta CV. Janie is a graduate of Flowery Branch High School where she performed for 4 years with the marching band and winter guard program.