Shelby King

Band Director

Shelby King

About the Teacher

Mr. Shelby King graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Mississippi State University. He studied under Dr. Michael Huff, Dr. Anthony Kirkland, and Ms. Elva Kaye Lance. During his time at Mississippi State, Shelby was a member of the trumpet ensemble, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and the Famous Maroon Band. 


After graduation, Shelby taught for one year at Rosa Scott High School in Madison, MS before becoming the assistant director at Horn Lake High School. He was the assistant for four years before taking over the program in 2018. Mr. King's duties include running the Eagle Pride Marching Band, the Wind Ensemble, teaching 7th, 8th, and high school color guard classes, as well as coaching the middle and high school winter guards.

Mr. King has led the Eagle Pride to back-to-back Superior ratings from the State of Mississippi and assisted during the band's appearance at the BOA St. Louis Super Regional. He has also led his middle school winter guard to many first place finishes since its creation in the spring of 2018, as well as two 6th place state finishes in class.
Shelby lives with his spouse, Alex, and their two dogs, Trixie and Stella.

Band App QR Code

Band Students

Band students will complete their assignments on SmartMusic and Breezin' Thru Theory. The links to the pages are under Documents.


Go to website, login, New SmartMusic, click, join a class. Put in email and class code:

Concert Band - DG7HZ-JJPV2

Wind Ensemble - GZFWD-WXHKX

High School Percussion - Y6Q24-GJTU7

Fall 2020 Marching Band - CPY3Q-QLNDD

Create an account, verify email, and WAIT. I have to turn your account on before you can begin.

You will join both Fall 2020 Marching Band and your current class. Current seniors will only join their current class.

Breezin' Thru Theory

Student Access - Horn Lake High School 

Username: btfun_577     Password: harp815

  1. When you log in, type your name the exact same way each time (no typos) or you will not see all your results.
  2. Remember to click “submit” after you complete a drill/reflection or your result will not be recorded.
  3. See your Theory results in 3 places: Drill page, Chapter Table of Contents, and your Student Dashboard (website-subscriber area). Do well and collect some fun rewards!

Color Guard

All MS and HS guard students will be completing assignments through Microsoft Office Teams.

Each student will need to sign into their email account through Office 365. Thats your school email. Once there, click on teams.

To sign into your school email, go to On the lefthand side, click Office 365. If you need help logging in, there are instructions where it says "Click for Student Account Information."