George Little is the Director of Bands at Lufkin ISD. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. Mr. Little is entering his 16th year of teaching and his second year at Lufkin. Prior to teaching at Lufkin, he taught for eight years at New Diana High School and six years at Henderson Middle School.
Mr. Little’s bands consistently earn top rankings in UIL and invitational competitions. Under his direction, the Lufkin High School Band earned the UIL Sweepstakes Award for the 2016-2017 school year along with first place in class 6A and a Superior Performance Award at the NAMMB Marching Contest. While at New Diana, the band was named the 2016 TMEA 3A Honor Band and they were previously state TMEA Honor Band finalists in 2012 (third place) and 2014 (fifth place); UIL State Marching finalist in 2013; OPS state finalists in 2010 (first place), 2012, 2014 (second place), 2015 (second place), and 2016 (first place); and have won first or second place at the NAMMB Marching Contest six out of eight year.
Mr. Little maintains an active schedule as a concert band adjudicator, clinician, and honor band conductor. He has presented workshops at the Midwest Clinic in Chicago, IL, at the Texas Music Educators Association convention, and at the Texas Bandmasters Association convention. Mr. Little currently serves as the Immediate Past President of the National Association of Military Marching Bands. Mr. Little is a member of TMEA, ATSSB, TBA, TMAA, NAMMB, and Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity.
George and his wife, Karen, currently reside in Lufkin, TX with their three wonderful children named Luke, Sally, and Dottie.