Meet the Farragut High School Band Directors

Kenneth L. Carrico III

Director of Bands

Kenneth L. Carrico III was born in Chicago, IL. He attended school in East Tennessee where he studied under Lafe Cook, Allen Joanis, Dr. Christian Zembower, and Dr. Rande Sanderbeck. He also studied under Matt Savage, Chris Young, Bill Bachman, Paul Rennick, Kurry Seymour, Dr. Eric Willie and Shane Gwaltney during his time marching drum corps. He marched two years with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps (1998, 1999) and one year with the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps (2001). He also marched one year with the 8-time WGI Independent World gold medalists, Music City Mystique (2003). He went on to teach the percussion section for Carolina Crown in 2004, Southwind in 2007, and Spirit Drum and Bugle Corps in 2008.

Mr. Carrico has worked as a percussion instructor, director, and clinician since 1998. He has taught in Tennessee, Virginia, Texas, and North Carolina. Some of the notable schools he has taught at include Dobyns-Bennett, Ronald Reagan, and West Johnston High Schools. From 2011-2018, he served as Director of Bands at Sullivan South High School in Kingsport, TN. He is currently the Director of Bands at Farragut High School in Knoxville, TN and has held this position since 2018.

A graduate of East Tennessee State University (Bachelors in Music Education: 2011) and the University of Tennessee (Masters in Educational Administration: 2018), Mr. Carrico now lives and works in Knoxville, TN with his supportive, loving wife Amanda and two daughters, Kelsi Phiona and Blakely Somer.

Mr. Carrico is a member of ETSBOA, NAfME, and PAS, and is currently endorsed by Innovative Percussion Inc, Evans Drumheads, and Pearl Drums.

Elizabeth Gott

Assistant Director

Mrs. Gott is originally from Texarkana, TX where her father is currently Director of Music for TISD. While there, she worked for several schools including Red Lick Middle School and Pleasant Grove High School. She received her B.M.E. from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, AR where her sister and parents all attended. While there, she student taught at Sheridan High School and worked with several marching bands and color guards in the area. During her college career, Elizabeth performed for the Crossmen in the color guard in 2012 followed by the Cadets in 2013 and 2014, where she met her husband Logan.

Currently, Mrs. Gott lives in West Knoxville working as the Assistant Band Director at Farragut High School, while separately directing at Knoxville Christian Youth Bands. She is also in the process of getting her MM in Conducting from UTEP. As a third generation band director, Mrs. Gott is eager to teach the bright and talented students in Knoxville.  

Additional staff members will be added as announced.

Mailing Address

PO Box 22711
Knoxville, TN, 37933, US

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