Phone: (828) 396-2341
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music in Music Education - Appalachian State University
Mr. Patrick Haymore
Welcome! My name is Patrick Haymore and I am the Director of Bands at Granite Falls Middle School. I am a 2003 graduate of Appalachian State University and have a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. I am currently in my twenty-first year of teaching and my eighth year at Granite Falls. I started band when I was in the sixth grade at Central Middle School in Dobson, North Carolina. I was a trumpet player for a couple of months before I switched to tuba. Tuba has been my main instrument ever since! I am fortunate to still be able to play my instrument in several local ensembles. I am a founding member of the Catawba Valley Brass Quintet and also play in the Lenoir-Rhyne University Wind Symphony.
I am also an avid runner and cyclist. I fell in love with distance running when I was a freshman in high school and have kept it up over the years.
My Classroom Mission
The mission of the Granite Falls Middle School Band Program is to provide students with an enriching musical experience: to facilitate students in developing a level of musical growth that will enhance their quality of life and enable them to become lifelong advocates of music.