McCleskey Middle School Bands

Andrew Paller is currently the Assistant Director of Bands at McCleskey Middle School (2016-present). After receiving his BA in Music Education from Kennesaw State University in 2014, Mr. Paller was hired as the Assistant Director of Bands at Pine Mountain Middle School located in Kennesaw, Georgia (2014-2016) soon after student teaching there. While at KSU, Mr. Paller studied Saxophone with Sam Skelton, served as Librarian for the universities' premier Wind Ensemble, was a guest conductor for the universities' Concert Band and studied conducting with Dr. David Kehler. While at Pine Mountain, Mr. Paller was involved in every aspect of the Band Program earning superior ratings in every LGPE performance and maintained an over all program enrollment of almost half of the school’s student body. Prior teaching experiences include time spent on staff with the Kell High School and Kennesaw Mountain High School Band Programs where Mr. Paller assisted with their 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 Bands of America Regional and National Championship titles. Mr. Paller teaches private Saxophone lessons and actively teaches symphonic and marching camps around the metro Atlanta area. He is also a product of the Cobb County School District having graduated from Keheley Elementary School, McCleskey Middle School and Kell High School.


Mr. Paller and his wife Anna reside in Acworth, Georgia with their golden retriever, Magnolia.

Mr. Andrew Paller, Assistant Director of Bands

Mr. Jody Miller, Director of Bands