Michael Basham

Class Schedule: 


Gold Days

Blue Days


Planning Planning


Music Theory 1 and 2 Duty


Classic Piano Symphonic Band


Classic Piano Concert Band

Office Hours:
Daily 7:30-8:20 a.m.

Professional Biography

Mr. Basham has been an educator for 30 years.  He began his career in 1992 teaching elementary, middle and high school Band, Chorus, general music and Marching Band for Manassas Park City Schools. In 1997, he accepted a position at Christiansburg High School where he taught award winning bands and piano. 

In 1999,  Mr. Basham went to Loudoun County as the band director at Park View High School where he taught award winning ensembles including: Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Guitar, Marching Band, Music Theory and AP Music Theory and served as the Fine Arts Department Chair until 2006. 

Desiring more time with his family, Mr. Basham moved to Mercer Middle School (Loudoun County) in 2007 where he taught 6th and 7th grade Band, Percussion Ensemble and 6th grade Music Lab. 

In 2009, Mr. Basham had the opportunity to Prince William County and teach at Osbourn Park HS where he taught Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Music Theory, AP Music Theory and Marching Band. 

Mr. Basham's bands have won numerous first place awards across the country and he has the distinction of having the only high school band to be given permission by Donald Trump to perform at the Trump Tower in New York City. 

Mr. Basham's teaching awards include:

  • 2018 Received 2nd Runner Up in the National Music Educator of the Year award ranking him 3rd in the nation.  
  • Presidential Citation from the Governor's School of Virginia Outstanding Educator Award, 2001
  • Recognition in Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2006
  • Recognition in Who's Who In America, 2006
  • Certificate of Commendation for the National Honor Roll's Outstanding American Teachers Award, 2006
  • Teacher Honoree at Loudoun County Public Schools Excellence in Education Banquet, 2001, 2002
  • Teacher Honoree for Park View High School Patriot Achievement Towards Success Award, 2001, 2003, 2006
  • Service Award from the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association at the Virginia Music Educators National Conference, 2006
  • Guest Conductor for the Prince William 8th Grade All-County Honor Band in 2012.

Mr. Basham holds memberships in: 

  • National Association for Music Educators (attended the Music Educators National Conference)
  • Virginia Music Educators Association
  • Virginia Education Association
  • Virginia Band and Orchestra Director's Association
  • Prince William Education Association
  • Tri-M Music Honor Society
  • Association of American Educators

He has a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Radford University with concentrations in Flute Performance, Vocal Performance, and Music Education and a Master of Science degree in Education from Shenandoah University with a concentration in Educational Administration and Leadership. He is endorsed K-12 in Instrumental and Vocal Music and K-12 Administration/Supervision (Principal). 

Mr. Basham enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, bowling, chocolate, computers, gardening, and instrument repair.  I would like to welcome you to the wonderful bands at Hylton High School. "I believe all students can learn the skills needed to play wonderful music while having a lot of fun along the way. My goal is to provide the highest quality music education possible so students will develop a life-long love of music and an appreciation for all music styles and genres." 

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