Phillips Preparatory School
Phillips Preparatory School is located in Mobile, Alabama. It is a public, college-preparatory magnet school for students in grades six through eight. There are approximately eight hundred students in attendance at Phillips and just over one third of them are in the band program. Phillips students are drawn randomly from all over Mobile County. Nearly all students enter Phillips with no prior instrumental training. There are four different ensembles – The Phillips Jazz Band, Beginning Band, Concert Band, and Symphonic Band. The Phillips Band Program has been under the direction of Ms. Lori Galemore for five years. Each year, our band sends numerous students to the Mobile County Honor Band, Solo & Ensemble Festival, District Honor Band, Alabama All-State Band and Alabama All-State Jazz Band. In 2008, 2010, and 2013, the band performed in Art Fusion in Orlando, FL. In 2011, they performed in Washington D.C. at a concert event at the Lincoln Memorial. In 2012, the Symphonic Band performed on The Intrepid in New York City.
Director of Bands,
Miss Lori Galemore is a native of Spanish Fort and a graduate of Daphne High School. Miss Galemore earned her bachelors degree in Music Education from Troy University in 2011. During that time, Miss Galemore performed in the South of the South Marching Band, Basketball Pep Band, Troy University Chamber Winds, and Principal chair French Horn in the Symphony Band. Miss Galemore also served as a two-time guest performer with the Troy University Jazz Ensemble 1 and has also performed with La Armonica De Buñol in Valencia, Spain and the Whistler Music Festival in Whistler, Canada. Miss Galemore completed the internship portion of her undergraduate program at Phillips Prep with Heather Moore and Davidson High School with the late Tony Pike. Miss Galemore completed her masters degree in Music Education from the University of South Alabama in 2016. Miss Galemore is exciting to be working with the students at Phillips Preparatory School for the seventh year!
She can be contacted at or through the office at 251-221-2286.