A veteran teacher of 24 years, Dr. Aymett has spent the past 20 years as band director with the Riverdale Band. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Mike earned the Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts degrees from Middle Tennessee State University and a Doctorate in Education from Carson-Newman University.
As a saxophonist, Dr. Aymett performs in numerous styles, from classical to latin and jazz. Mike has previously taught in Nashville and at Mt. Pleasant High School, where he served as Director of Bands for three years, teaching grades 5-12. During his tenure at these schools, students distinguished themselves in both concert and marching performances.
Professionally, Dr. Aymett has served as coordinator for the Rutherford County Honor Bands, chairman for the MTSBOA Honor Bands, Performing Group Auditions Chair for the TMEA Conference, MTSBOA Executive Board, and the MTSU Band of Blue Club Board of Directors. He was Equipment Chairperson for the 2000 & 2001 TMEA Conference, and served on the host committees for the 2002 National MENC Conference and 2009 ASBDA Conference in Nashville, TN.
Dr. Aymett is a member of the Tennessee Music Education Association, National Association for Music Education, Tennessee Bandmasters Association, National Band Association, Phi Beta Mu International School Bandmaster Fraternity, the American School Band Directors Association, and is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Music Fraternity.