Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree, Music Education, University of North Alabama
David Raney currently serves as the Director of Bands at Sparkman High School. He earned his Music Education Degree from the University of North Alabama and started teaching in 1998. He accepted the director of bands position at Sparkman High School in the fall of 2010.
Mr. Raney is currently serving as President-Elect of the Alabama Music Educators Associations. As a member of the Alabama Bandmasters Association, he served as the ABA District 1 Chairman and a member of the ABA Music Selection Committee. In 2015 Mr. Raney was inducted into the Alabama Phi Beta Mu International Bandmasters Fraternity and was awarded the Rho Chapter Outstanding Bandmaster Award in 2016.
Mr. Raney has served as a guest conductor at several honor bands and adjudicated various marching competitions across the southeast. He continues to play his trombone in numerous ensembles throughout North Alabama. He has two children, Allison and Ashley, and is married to Regina Raney who is the director of bands at Cedar Ridge Middle School.