Faculty & Staff

Jacob Happy

Mr. Happy is entering his first year as Director of Bands at Nashville High School. Hailing from Hot Springs, he received his B.M. in Music Education at the University of Memphis and has worked extensively with marching programs in the Arkansas and Tennessee area, including Lakeside High School, Lake Hamilton High School, and Arlington High School. As a saxophonist, he has performed in Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, and has commissioned works by multiple composers. Mr. Happy's teaching responsibilities include directing the Wind Ensemble and the Marching Band, assisting with both the Junior High and Beginning Band, and teaching Music Appreciation. 

Zac Hopkins

Mr. Hopkins is entering his first year as the director at Nashville Junior High. Originally from Fort Smith, he received his B.A. in Music Education at the University of Central Arkansas and recently student taught at Perryville High School. As a tuba player, he has performed in Arkansas, Arizona, and Oklahoma, and has commissioned works by multiple composers for solo tuba and tuba trio. Mr. Hopkins's teaching responsibilities include directing the Junior High and Beginning Band, assisting with both the Wind Ensemble and the Marching Band, and teaching Choir.

Jacob Werfelmann

Mr. Werfelmann is currently pursuing a degree in music education at the University of Arkansas, and has extensive experience performing as a percussionist in both concert and marching settings. He has performed with Resistance Indoor Percussion and the Razorback Marching Band. Mr. Werfelmann's responsibilities include instructing the percussion section and writing music for the Marching Band.