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Elden Moates, PAC Coordinator
Elden Moates, PAC Coordinator
Mr.  Elden  Moates
PAC Coordinator

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PAC Coordinator

Elden Moates serves as Fannin County High School Performing Arts Center Coordinator and has served in that capacity since 2005. Prior to 2005 he and his wife, Wanda, was director of bands for the Fannin County Schools - a position they held for thirty years.

Mr. Moates is a graduate of Rockmart High School. He obtained the B.S. and M.S. degrees in music education from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama and the Educational Specialist degree in music education from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama, where he studied with legendary band conductor William D. Revelli.

Mr. Moates has been chosen as Star Teacher twice for the Fannin County School System and honored as a recipient of a FCHS annual dedication. Some of the highlights of his tenure with the Fannin County Band program include a State Senate commendation, a resolution from the House of Representatives, a performance in the State Capitol, a performance at the White House in celebration of the "200th Anniversary of the White House", participation in the 2002 New Year’s Day Parade in London, England, performances at Pearl Harbor and Waikiki, and the commission project: “Motion” by Brian Balmages.

Mr. Moates actively serves as a band adjudicator and clinician. He is listed on the state adjudicator lists of Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. Mr. Moates served on the panel of International Adjudicators for the London New Year's Day Parade and Concert Festival in London, England. He has served as an honor band clinician for Jacksonville State University and the University of Georgia. He served as guest conductor of the International Horn Society's 31st Annual Symposium, the Classic City Band of Athens, Appalachian State University and various high school and middle school bands in Georgia. He was featured in the Band World Magazine as a recipient of the "Legion of Honor" awarded by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

As a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association, Mr. Moates has served as State Chairman of the Band Division and President of the Association. Other professional affiliations include membership in National Association for Music Education, Fannin County Association of Retired Educators and Phi Beta Mu Professional Bandmasters Fraternity.

Within the Fannin County community Mr. Moates has served on the City of Blue Ridge Board of Appeals, Board of Directors for BB&T of Blue Ridge and Chairman of the Parish – Staff Relations Committee of the First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Moates serves as an associate conductor and plays French Horn in the Northwinds Adult Symphonic Band of Gainesville and is on the staff of the University of Georgia Marching Band and Summer Music Camps. He has three children, four grandchildren and more on the way. He enjoys traveling, attending arts events, horticulture and UGA football. GO DAWGS!