Michael Huebner

Director of Bands

Kennesaw Mountain High School


Michael Huebner joined the faculty at Kennesaw Mountain High School in Kennesaw, Georgia in 2009 and currently serves as the Director of Bands. His duties include instructing and supervising three concert ensembles, marching band, jazz band, musical pit orchestra, percussion ensemble, winter guard, and AP Music Theory. Under Michael’s direction, the Kennesaw Mountain Wind Symphony performed at the GMEA In-Service Convention in 2021 and 2022, the University of Georgia’s “JanFest” in 2020, and the Music for All Southeastern Concert Band Festival in 2019 and 2023. Kennesaw Mountain’s Marching Band is a past regional champion and national finalist at Bands of America Championship Events. In 2012 and 2014, the band was named the AAA National Champion at the Bands of America Grand National Championships. Michael served as a guest conductor at the 2013 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic for the Kennesaw Mountain Percussion Ensemble. Under Michael’s direction, Kennesaw Mountain’s Pit Orchestra received multiple “Shuler Award” nominations and won Best Orchestra at the 2016 ceremony. Prior to employment in the Cobb County School District, Michael taught middle school and high school music in Ohio.

Michael graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in music education from Miami University and completed his master’s degree in music education at Boston University In 2021, Michael was a quarterfinalist nominee for the Grammy Award for Music Education. He is the previous recipient of the STAR Teacher Award by the Professional Association of Georgia Educators and has received multiple Citations of Excellence from the National Band Association. He is an active educational adjudicator and clinician presenting pedagogical and leadership clinics around the world most recently at St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Kuching, Malaysia and the Rastede Musiktage in Germany. After marching multiple years in Drum Corps International, Michael served on the faculties of the Bluecoats, Carolina Crown, and The Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. Michael’s professional affiliations the National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association, National Band Association, Kappa Kappa Psi, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Phi Beta Mu.

Corey Futrell

Associate Director of Bands

Kennesaw Mountain High School


Corey currently lives in Kennesaw, GA where he is the associate director of bands at Kennesaw Mountain High School. He received his undergraduate and master’s degrees from the University of Central Florida. While serving as a band director, Corey has also worked with various programs in the southeast and Midwest, as well as consulting for marching and concert programs. Furthermore, Corey adjudicates for various marching band shows and concert festivals nationally.


In 2007, Corey joined Carolina Crown as a brass instructor and has been a part of the team that achieved the Jim Ott in 2009, 2011-2013, and 2016, including the drum corps first-ever DCI World Championship in 2013. Corey’s drum corps career also included marching for Carolina Crown in 2001 and 2003. Corey was also a member of the music staff for the BOA Music Summer Symposium in 2012.


Although Corey has many important duties with his school, his most important job is being a good husband to his wife Amanda and a good father to his son Ethan and daughter Emily, whom all enjoy spending time together at Disney World!