Jim Moody graduated from Waycross High School (Ga.) where he was selected “Outstanding Senior Band Member”. He earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Stetson University (Fla.) where he was student vice-president of the Stetson School of Music, General Manager of the Stetson University Band and was selected “Outstanding Senior Band Member”. His teaching career began at Eau Gallie High School (Fla.) where he was named a district STAR teacher.
He earned his Master of Music Education Degree from Ithaca College (N.Y.). Summer study has included Brevard Music Center (N.C.), Indiana University, and the Florida International Music Festival Institute with study with members of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2006 Jim retired from Roswell High School where he taught the band and orchestra and was named a district STAR teacher. Prior to retirement, he was named “Music Educator of the Year” by the Georgia Music Educators’ Association. June 5, 1997, was proclaimed “Jim Moody Day” in the city of Roswell by Mayor Mabry and June 10, 2000, was proclaimed “Jim Moody Day” in Fulton County by County Commission Chairman, Mike Kenn.
He has been married to his wife, Bobbie, for 50 years, has a son, Randy (wife Debbie), a daughter, Kristen, and two granddaughters, Ashlyn and Morgan. Jim’s favorite pastimes include hunting, fishing, camping and long distance running.