Clay Whittington has been a band director in MS for the past twenty two years. He is currently in his first year as Director of Bands for Southwest MS Community College. Prior to his appointment at Southwest, he was director of bands for Brookhaven Public Schools. Mr. Whittington built the Brookhaven Band into one of the largest bands in the state. They consistently received superior ratings and the BHS Wind Ensemble was accepted to perform a Saturday night concert at Carnegie Hall.
As a performer, Mr. Whittington performed with the MS Symphony Orchestra for six years and marched snare with the Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps.
Mr. Whittington began his association with WGI in 1994 as a percussion judge for the Gulf Coast circuit.